What Happens When Carbon is Put Under Pressure?

Project Diamond – Help us accelerate our journey to net Zero Carbon


Tarmac, a CRH company, is the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Their innovative services and solutions help to deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the economy today and create a more sustainable built environment to support their future prosperity.

In 2018, Tarmac held their first Innovation Forum which generated hundreds of great ideas. The variety of different initiatives showed the exceptional knowledge and experience of their current and prospective supply chain partners. This time they want to use those skills to focus on one very important area – their journey to net-zero carbon. 


Tarmac is very fortunate to have a lot of employees who help them improve, however they also must ensure they are learning and working with the best companies bringing new thinking and innovation to their business, their supply chain and their customers. 

Therefore, Tarmac are seeking innovative solutions, thought leaders and disruptors to accelerate their journey to achieving net Zero Carbon.

These ideas can be anything that will contribute towards Tarmac achieving net Zero Carbon.   

What is net Zero Carbon?

Achieving net Zero Carbon focuses on 2 key areas:

  1. Cutting carbon emissions to as close to zero as possible​
  2. Capturing and storing or ‘offsetting’ emissions that can’t be eliminated

What’s in it for you?

Tarmac will review the entries and invite the companies with the best ideas to join them at their Net Zero Challenge event, to bring together the top ideas for their sector to pitch to Tarmac’s senior business leaders and decision makers, whilst offering up an opportunity to share and develop ideas with other successful innovators.

Finalists will present to a panel of judges, who will then decide an overall winner who Tarmac will work with to develop the ideas further. 

All ideas will be considered for their pipeline and an opportunity to collaborate not just within Tarmac but internationally across the wider CRH group. 

This is a global challenge and Tarmac are willing to collaborate with both individuals/freelancers and other industry participants/universities etc. and solutions can be at any stage of development.

If you have or are developing solutions, or if you have expertise in the above, please apply here.