GEOPOLYMER CONCRETE DECREASES THE CARBON FOOTPRINT BY UP TO
Geopolymer Concrete is extremely durable and environmentally friendly. We use waste materials, including coal power generation, steel production, and glass,, and turn it into something amazing with our construction partners, whether a cutting-edge architectural masterpiece or the safety and reliability of a highway overpass.
Every structure we create requires little to no maintenance to increase the life cycle expectancy over 10 times that which exists for traditional Portland features, increasing the return on investment.
In 2013 alone, U.S. coal-fired power plants generated 53.4 million tons of fly ash, with only 23.3 million tons being recycled. There is enough fly and bottom ash to sustain the production of Geopolymer concrete for centuries to come, with or without continued coal power generation.
Production provides a green alternative to the current practice of putting unused coal combustion by-products in landfills. It not only cuts emissions, it helps with some of the cleanup.
Geopolymer concrete does not rely on chemical additives and can be modified to fit virtually any application in any environment by varying the mineral ingredients.
The vast majority of Portland cement characteristics achieved through chemical alteration are features present in the base forms of Geopolymer concrete.
PRODUCTION & DISTRIBUTION
Geopolymer concrete is produced by combining dry or liquid ingredients that are readily found throughout the world. In areas that have no coal-fired power plants, naturally occurring materials can be used with our design process to replace fly ash. Or, it can be mass produced and shipped to existing ready-mix facilities. Once there, water and aggregates are added and it is ready to go. Geopolymer concrete mixes can also be specially designed for the use of local materials to produce concrete on-site.