Oxara addresses construction's environmental challenges by transforming excavation material and construction waste into sustainable building materials. The patented technology creates cement-free, low CO2 materials, reducing concrete's CO2 emissions by up to 90% and reusing over 70% of waste. Validated with Swiss industry concrete producers since 2019, Oxara aims to cut 1.2 billion tons of CO2 and reuse 1 billion tons of waste globally, while enabling the construction of affordable housing.
Oxara embodies the visionary dream of Gnanli Landrou, a cosmopolitan innovator. In 2019, Landrou co-founded Oxara with the mission of revolutionizing the construction industry by making sustainable construction and affordable housing a reality through groundbreaking material technology innovation.While Oxara places a strong emphasis on pioneering materials and innovation, the company's commitment goes beyond that. It extends its dedication to finding the most effective applications for these materials and developing the right business models to ensure that this transformative technology reaches and benefits people around the world.moreLinkedIn
Leonie Isler's journey is a testament to her commitment to the environment. Her background in landscape gardening laid the foundation for her connection to nature. She embarked on a scientific path, earning a Bachelor's degree in Marine Science from the Scottish Association for Marine Science. Her quest to make a positive impact on the world led her to Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, where she attained a Master's degree in Climate Change. Since 2021, she has served as the Head of Communication at Oxara, where she actively contributes to the company's efforts in sustainable construction and affordable housing. moreLinkedIn
Thibault Demoulin, co-founder of Oxara, is a material scientist with a background from the University of Rennes in France and the Technical University of Munich in Germany. His passion for heritage preservation started during his master's thesis at the Archaeological Museum of Bavaria, where he explored methods to conserve wooden artifacts. At ETH, under the guidance of Prof. Flatt, he delved into the conservation of historic buildings, recognizing the potential of seemingly weak materials when used appropriately. Collaborating with Dr. Gnanli Landrou, they co-founded Oxara to develop Gnanli's cement-free earth concrete invention, securing Horizon Europe grants and Klimatstiftung awards for their work. moreLinkedIn