BUILDING A CLEANER FUTURE
WORLD, WE HAVE A PROBLEM...
If the global cement industry were a country, it would be the third-largest contributor to CO2 pollution worldwide.
For every tonne of cement produced, a tonne of CO2 is released into the atmosphere, making the concrete industry responsible for 5-7% of total global carbon emissions and an estimated 50% of industrial energy use in developing countries. To make matters worse, 3 trillion liters of fresh water are used for concrete production every single year.
Cement is the most widely used material in existence and is only behind water as the planet's most consumed resource.
Population growth and increasing urbanisation mean that global demand for cement and concrete is growing exponentially.
Unless the industry evolves, the effects of this CO2 pollution will be catastrophic for the planet.
THE EVOLUTION OF
CEMENT & CONCRETE
Neolithic cultures used rock and mud to construct walls and concrete for floors. The ancient Egyptians mixed mud and straw to make concrete, which they used to build many of their historic sites, including the pyramids.
The ancient Romans used a material that is remarkably close to modern cement to build many of their architectural marvels, such as the Colosseum, and the Pantheon.
In 1824, Portland cement was invented and production methods have remained largely the same ever since. While the foundations of modern civilization has been built with cement and concrete, it has come at a serious cost - huge CO2 emissions, along with astronomical energy and water usage.
THE KARBONITE MISSION
Karbonite is going to lead the transformation of the cement and concrete markets into truly sustainable industries.
We are passionate about reducing the industry and the world's carbon footprints and aspire to play a significant part in addressing humanity's greatest challenge yet - the climate emergency.
The concrete industry is worth $1 trillion and the cement industry is worth $400 billion. Transforming markets of this size to be clean and sustainable offer the world promising potential when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions in as short a time as possible.
Our strategy is to provide a solution for a greener and cleaner innovation to the construction industry.
Our innovation will improve production efficiency, help lower energy consumption and will support community-building developments at a lower cost to the taxpayers. At the same time as reducing emissions and saving energy, Karbonite will
generate significant new employment opportunities, helping the bio-economy thrive.