Reduce CO2 emissions
Concrete, the most utilized man-made material is also one of the major culprits of CO2 emissions. On average, the cement contained in one cubic meter of concrete is responsible for 230 kg of CO2 released in the atmosphere.
CO2 Emissions: huge potential to reduce emissions
If the CleanCem technology was applied to all of the ash that is disposed of today in the world, CO2 emissions could be reduced by close to 700 million tons every year. That is the equivalent of 139 million cars taken off the road, 1/5th of the world’s fleet.
Eliminate disposal of ash and reduce the risk of water and soil contamination
Close to a billion tons of waste ash is generated every year worldwide. More than half is landfilled or stored indefinitely in large ponds.
Ash contains many pollutants, and there is a growing concern about gradual leaching into soil and water tables. Proper disposal methods that protect the environment are costly, and sometimes they fail, such as happened in Kingston, Tennessee (USA) in December 2008.
When used in concrete, heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and others, which originated from coal combustion are encapsulated (or chemically bound) in the concrete structure. AIT’s CleanCem technology makes every ton of ash usable as a high value substitute for cement. No more costly disposal, as coal fired power plants become co-production units of a high value material.