HySSIL Geopolymer Technology and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The construction industry accounts for over 35% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Concrete is the second most used substance on the planet after water and the production of concrete’s primary component, OPC, accounts for around 10% of all global GHG emissions (0.9 tonnes of CO 2 per tonne of OPC).
HySSIL has developed two building product technologies which provide significant GHG emissions reduction compared to the equivalent current products which incorporate OPC.
HySSIL’s Geopolymer cellular precast panels incorporate fly ash and chemicals in lieu of OPC.
GHG emissions for HySSIL’s Geopolymer cellular precast panels are approximately 60% less than for conventional concrete precast panels made from OPC.
HySSIL’s Geopolymer roof tiles incorporate
The Prospect of Earning Carbon Credits for HySSIL Products
The purpose of carbon credit mechanisms and emissions trading schemes is to drive low emission and cutting edge technology into the global markets. HySSIL’s Geopolymer products are clear examples of such technologies.
HySSIL’s sustainability consultant has advised that the potential for HySSIL to earn carbon credits from offsetting emissions is in the following areas:
- The Clean Development Mechanism in developing countries including China, the Middle East, Brazil, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia,
- Joint Implementation (between developed countries), and
- The Voluntary Carbon Market.
Given the large amount of OPC contained in conventional concrete precast panels and concrete roof tiles, the volume of carbon credits for HySSIL’s Geopolymer technology will be significant.