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Unibeton Ready Mix reveals low carbon concrete

Unibeton Ready Mix has revealed plans for a concrete product that will slash CO2 emissions by up to 93%.

The firm unveiled the pioneering plan while collecting an award for its green and sustainable concrete solutions at the CityBuild Abu Dhabi Awards.

Abu Dhabi’s Landmark Tower is one of many buildings in the UAE to carry the firm’s existing green concrete - which reduces CO2 emissions by 75%.

The green concrete was also used during the building of the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu Dhabi, with the firm saying that it helped prevent 80,000t of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere.

The use of cement replacement substitutes such as pulverised fuel ash (PFA) and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) can greatly reduce the carbon dioxide emissions.

Cityscape and CityBuild Abu Dhabi director Chris Speller 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.”

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