Saferock utilises industrial by-products to make geopolymer concrete, reducing carbon emissions by more than 70 per cent.
The demand for concrete in construction and other industries is expected to grow by 5 per cent from 2022 to 2029. Production of cement for making concrete, however, accounts for as much as 8 per cent of global CO2 emissions each year.
In the mining industry, meanwhile, high volumes of waste materials stored in landfills or underwater deposits pose a threat to the environment, but could potentially be useful elsewhere.
Saferock is a new geopolymer material that is similar to cement-based concrete but is based on mining waste instead.
Saferock has undergone rigorous testing for a wide range of applications in the construction industry.
Saferock’s production process reduces greenhouse gas emissions by over 70 per cent compared to traditional cement production.
Moreover, Saferock will reduce or eliminate the need to landfill waste deposits from the mining industry. Instead, waste products will become a resource for making Saferock materials, promoting the circular economy.
Concrete is the world’s most used and versatile building material today. The global concrete market generated USD 617 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 972 billion by 2030.
Saferock has the potential to replace Portland cement-based concrete, as it can be used for the same purposes.
Saferock’s pilot plant is under construction and scheduled for completion in Q4 2023. Product roll-out is planned for 2024.
12. Responsible consumption and production
Saferock is made from industrial by-products, reducing waste generation in the construction industry.
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Saferock is a low-emission alternative to traditional cement for use in construction and other industries.