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New Resource Product Prize / Decay Into Magic Prize(ゴミに石化の魔法をかける賞) / 21st Century Concrete Prize(21世紀のコンクリート賞) / 「脱・採掘&輸送」賞

The Fossilizator



Néolithe’s patented fossilisation process, unknown anywhere else in the world, turns non-recyclable, non-inert and non-hazardous waste into mineral aggregates – in other words stones – for use in the construction industry.

By implementing this technology on an industrial scale, Néolithe is responding to the environmental crisis by creating a third option for processing non-recyclable waste, which is normally buried or incinerated.

Our three-step process turns waste into stones, that act like carbon sink : for each ton of waste treated, about 300 kg of CO2 is trapped. It hence helps to highly decrease the carbon footprint of waste treatment and construction.





The process was designed by a former stonemason, while working on an ancient building. He made the link between “waste” from the cretaceous and our waste. He then imagined a process to accelerate this process : waste’ size reduction, binder introduction, and extrusion under a high pressure press. It then creates mineral aggregates that can be reused into construction or road underlays.

Before waste reduction, a waste sorting is realized, then allowing to valorize a maximum of matter.

Since the process does not require heat and mineralize the biogenic materials, it has been estimated that a ton of waste fossilized permits to stock about 300 kg of CO2.






石坂 典子

石坂産業株式会社 代表取締役

New Resource Product Prize


Lingchih Yang

FabCafe Toulouse 共同創業者

Decay Into Magic Prize(ゴミに石化の魔法をかける賞)

Each European citizen produces approximately 500 kg of waste per year. Some methods that we invented in the past, such as landfill or incineration, might be a quick, short-term solution for waste disposal, but eventually end up causing all sorts of environmental pollution. The Fossilizator proposes a new solution to turn non-recyclable waste into construction materials. It not only reduces the volume of non-recyclable waste and can be a substitute material for construction, but also reduces the amount of resources and energy needed for the production of concrete and cement.


Jérémie Bellot

建築家 / デジタルアーティスト / AV Extended 創業者 / Château de Beaugency オーナー兼クリエイティブディレクター

21st Century Concrete Prize(21世紀のコンクリート賞)

A definitely new way of thinking our waste upcycling, this french company will push our industry to transform the use of waste into construction or design. Mixing with pigment colors can also push the project into design furniture. Really ambitious an innovative.


木下 浩佑

MTRL / FabCafe Kyoto マーケティング & プロデュース


「石は採掘して運んでくるもの」という無意識下の固定観念が破壊される衝撃。思わずエントリーの文章を二度見してしまいました。廃棄物を循環システムの中に戻し再素材化するアプローチには様々なものがありますが、なかでもこの The Fossilizator は、「廃棄物削減」「素材化」に加えて「CO2固定」「輸送コスト低減」「天然資源の採掘量削減」「地域での雇用創出」など、環境面での課題解決のみならず持続可能な地域経済の実現にもリーチする、優れた試みだと感じました。万年、億年単位で大地を形成してきた「生物の化石化」プロセスを元にして、いまあらためて建築物や道路の下地をつくるということも、面白く印象的です。


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