Unibeton product aims to cut CO2 by 93pc
Abu Dhabi, April 19, 2011
Unibeton Ready Mix, a leading UAE supplier of sustainable concrete, is working to create a product that will reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 93 per cent.
Representatives from Unibeton discussed future plans at CityBuild Abu Dhabi Awards when they collected the Innovation Award for their green and sustainable concrete solutions.
Unibeton’s current award winning ‘green concrete’ product already reduces CO2 emissions by 75 per cent and is being used on some major developments throughout the UAE, a statement said.
Unibeton’s green products and solutions offer significant potential to reduce verifiable emissions up to 93 per cent, it added.
During the construction of the capital’s Sheikh Zayed Bridge, completed last year, Unibeton’s green concrete product prevented 80,000 tons of carbon emissions being spewed into the air, which is the equivalent to the carbon offset of 400,000 trees, according to the statement.
By using cement replacement substitutes such as pulverised fuel ash (PFA) and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS), carbon dioxide emissions are greatly reduced.
Dr Huiqing He, assistant operations director for Unibeton, said: “Unibeton’s vision is to be the first choice of sustainable concrete solutions, and we are excited to have been recognised by industry peers at the CityBuild Abu Dhabi Construction Awards.”
Chris Speller, director of Cityscape and CityBuild Abu Dhabi, said: “Unibeton’s proactive use of technology to provide sustainable building solutions definitely places them at the forefront of the regional and global construction industry. They are well ahead of their time and set a great example for the rest of the industry.”
CityBuild Abu Dhabi, which is running from April 17 to 20, is co-located with Cityscape Abu Dhabi and, for the first time the Malaysia Services Exhibition. – TradeArabia News Service