The traditional cement industry is the second largest producer of CO2 globally, accounting for around 6-8% of the world’s CO2 emissions (2014 figures). A geopolymer cement (or alkali activated cement), banahCEM is setting new environmental benchmarks for the construction industry by comparison with Portland cements, namely:

►  reducing carbon emissions by 75 to 80% compared to the processes necessary to form Portland cement (CEMI)

►  A minimum 60% less impact on the environment as a result of the extraction of raw materials

►  the processes used to form geopolymers (or alkali activated cements) also expend less energy. Approximately 30% of embodied energy for geopolymers (990 Megajoules per tonne) in comparison to Portland cement CEMI (3430 Megajoules per tonne)

►  If banahCEM replaced PC in the UK there would be an emissions reduction of between 10,200,000 and 10,800,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.

►  This is the equivalent of approximately 7,300,000 average cars driving per year in the UK (based on average annual CO2 emissions for a car being 164g/km, and an average of 10,000km per car per year, then 12 million tonnes).

►  or having an additional 140,000,000 trees absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere in the UK.