New Bridge and Pavement Construction Projects to Drive Growth Prospects of Green Cement Market

The growing carbon footprint and with it the rising concerns for the environment has motivated industries across the globe to go green and the construction industry is no different. With over 5 to 10% emission of carbon, the manufacturing and use of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) is doing much damage to the environment as it also contains toxic ingredients such as chromium and silica. The production of this cement also requires extremely high temperature for kiln operation. All these factors along with the high greenhouse gases emission have led builders, architects, and governments to opt for green solutions. This has led to the high demand for green cement. According to a recent report published by Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global green cement market will be worth US$38.10 bn by 2024, exhibiting a CAGR of 11.3%. from 2016 and 2024. 

The blog post below answers three important questions pertaining to the global green cement market:

Q. What are the factors primarily boosting the use of green cement for construction activities?

The environmental benefits as discussed before are not the only reason why green cement is being used in the construction industry. Not belittling the fact that green cement reduces the carbon footprint by about 40-50% during the process of production, the key factor behind their heightened use and growing preference is the uses less amount of water and offers superior fire resistance. In addition to this, green cement have excellent thermal insulation properties and thus structures built with this cement can withstand 2400F temperature. This is not all, green cement offers resistance to moisture and therefore protects structures from corrosion. All these factors have spiked the demand for this cement worldwide and driving the global green cement market.

Q. What are the growth opportunities in this market?

The flourishing construction industry and surge in building and infrastructure development activities, especially in the emerging economies in Asia Pacific will ensure the growth of the global green cement market in the future years. The demand for green cement is estimated to grow on account of the increased uptake of alternative fuels which are derived from waste materials such as used oils, foundry sand, sewage sludge, filter cakes, solid recovered fuels, fly ashes, and animal meals. The future will see even more strict regulations regarding carbon emissions and this will create an urgent need for green solutions, driving the market for green cement. The favorable policies and motivation from governments across the globe to boost green architecture and sustainable buildings will drive growth opportunities in the green cement market. The upcoming bridge construction, pavement construction, and development of nuclear power plants across emerging nations will present a plethora of lucrative opportunities for market players within the green cement market.

Q. What are the factors dissuading the use of green cement within the construction industry? 

There has been a constant debate over the strength of green cement. The type of industrial waste used for the manufacturing of green cement is responsible for the strength or the lack of it. Thus, the use of low calcium fly ashes has been associated with the lack of strength in structures at early stages, in contrast with OPC. The weakness of structures can be a catastrophe. The uncertainty of the quality of green cement is thus a big challenge and is hampering the growth of the market.  


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