New Green Technology: Reinventing a High Carbon-Emission Industry
INKAS® is proud to announce that third-party research has demonstrated that its innovative new green technology, Self-Protecting Cement, can cut a staggering 3-5% of global carbon emissions created by concrete – one of the largest sources of man-made carbon pollution on our planet.
With growing environmental concerns, governments around the world have been mandating key industries to significantly cut carbon emissions and meet strict targets. However, the concrete industry has been largely overlooked by policy makers and has instead been steadily increasing CO2 emissions year-after-year. According to a news story by Seth Borenstein of The Associated Press, cement – the key component of concrete – has been quietly doubling carbon dioxide emissions in the past 20 years to nearly 2.9 billion tons.
Although greener cement options exist, they are typically not economically feasible or practical in the field, and tend to result in lower concrete strength and durability – a major structural and safety concern for critical infrastructure such as buildings, roads, and bridges.
“As a forward-thinking company, INKAS® is dedicated to creating a better and safer tomorrow, thus we place a large importance on sustainability and adapting green technology,” said David Khazanski, CEO, INKAS® Group of Companies. “We understand that industry-wide adaptation of greener cement needs to make business sense, which means maintaining the affordability and reliability that make concrete a desirable construction material to begin with – a perspective that has led us to designing a feasible, unmatched alternative capable of replacing the industry-standard Portland cement used today.”
Independent research at the University of Toronto has confirmed that the patented INKAS® Self-Protecting Cement outperforms the widely used Portland cement in terms of cement longevity and concrete durability. Moreover, it can be used without any additional capital investment using standard technological processes and existing equipment. By addressing the key inefficiencies of cement at each phase throughout concrete’s entire lifecycle, INKAS® has developed a superior cement with a fraction of the carbon footprint, resulting in:
- 4-5% emission reduction from increased concrete longevity
Since the main cause of concrete deterioration over time is due to moisture exposure, using the water-repellent SPC cement results in a more durable concrete that requires less long-term repair – thus, significantly reducing cement consumption during concrete’s 20-year service life.
- 2-4% emission reduction from extended shelf-life and significant waste reduction
As cement starts to deteriorate as soon as it exposed to moisture in the environment during storage or transportation, the shelf-life of cement is notoriously short and results in significant amounts of wasted cement that needs to be disposed of. SPC’s high resistance to moisture results in a significantly increased shelf-life, thus, significantly reducing cement waste and eliminating the need to produce replacement cement to keep up with industry demand.
- 1-2% emission reduction from higher cement quality
SPC particles are narrower than the commonly used Portland cement, enabling it to achieve a better distribution throughout the concrete mix. SPC, combined with INKAS® patented high-efficiency mixing method, results in achieving better cement performance with a reduced amount of cement.
- 1% emission reduction from higher grinding efficiency
SPC requires less energy consumption during cement milling, thus resulting in a higher energy savings compared to standard grinding processes.
Overall, INKAS® Self-Protecting Cement offers a viable, market-ready solution with significant long-term cost savings, and the enormous potential to reduce carbon emissions in the concrete industry. To learn more about the patented INKAS® Self-Protecting Cement, please view the patent on Google or read the article in ScienceDirect. For inquiries on industry partnerships and availability of SPC, please email us for details.
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