THIS IS HOW HIGH THE CO₂ SAVINGS ARE WITH NEXT.BETON
COMPARISON OF THE CO2 e-FOOTPRINT OF CONCRETE AND NEXT.BETON
When comparing the CO2e-footprint, the raw material procurement for next.beton duct components is considered, as the other manufacturing phases in the concrete plant do not differ from conventional production. The so-called industry reference value of a C45/55 is chosen as the comparative value, i.e. the same strength class as next.beton.
WHAT DOES CO2-EQUIVALENT (CO2e) MEAN?
Besides carbon dioxide (CO2), there are other greenhouse gases, such as methane or nitrous oxide, which also contribute to the greenhouse effect. In order to make the effect of different greenhouse gases comparable, the so-called “Global Warming Potential” was defined. This index expresses the warming effect of a certain amount of a greenhouse gas over a fixed period of time (usually 100 years) compared to that of CO2.
More resistant and environmentally friendly: with next.beton, we are opening a new chapter in sewer production – across all materials. Our goal was not to compensate, but to reduce. Not just marginally, but massively. And we succeeded. next.beton – by far the most climate-friendly sewer system in its field of application.
Gert Waltermann (BERDING BETON GmbH)
Thilo Finger (Finger Baustoffe GmbH)
Günter Röser (Karl Röser & Sohn GmbH)
THE ADVANTAGES OF NEXT.BETON AT A GLANCE
By using a cement-free binder, up to 70 percent of CO2 emissions can be saved in the production of next.beton.
In the production of next.beton, energy-intensive cement is replaced by a geopolymer binder – completely without any technical or qualitative losses.
High acid and sulphate resistance
Due to its lime-free composition, next.beton can be used for XA3 applications without the need for costly additives, coatings or internals.