Benefits of Roman Cement
Many new technologies to enable substitution of cement with lower carbon substitutes, such as chemical or mechanical activation of fly ash and other pozzolans, carbon burn-out technologies, alkali-activated alumino-silicates, magnesium-based cements, or carbonation, are harmstrung by one or more of the following drawbacks:
complex implementation that calls for a sharp increase in quality control efforts or substantial training of users of the product
only moderate improvements in overall cement substitution levels, or loss of performance as a trade-off for increased cement substitution
lack of standards, industry practices and know-how for the market to quickly adopt the new technology
massive upfront capital needs that fatally affect the return on investment
Most of the time, this translates into either very modest financial benefits to users of the new technology, or a much less significant reduction in CO2 emissions.
Roman Cement is different. The application of the Roman Cement technology imparts both significant financial and environmental benefits.