Vecor Ltd: New Tile Factory in Zibo a Catalyst for Change

- Zibo, China

Vecor Limited is a company dedicated to green technology, operating in Hong Kong with business operations in Australia, India, Italy, and the Philippines. The most recent processing and manufacturing line was established in Zibo City, in the Shandong province of China. The goal of the factory in central China is keep the world's largest industrial solid waste out of the air, waterways and landfill. The project aims to use the supply of fly ash as an industrial grade mineral for high value industries such as plastics, paints and ceramics where fly ash would be replacing much more expensive raw materials than cement. Due to the well known logistical issues of exporting ash in high density, inland locations such as Zibo, many coal fired power stations continue to landfill their ash in record numbers.

Mr. Alex Koszo, Founder of Vecor and owner of the commercial solutions and patents invented by Vecor: “The Zibo factory is proving that the value of products made from recycled fly ash can be so high that they can profitably exported to any location in the world.”

This is big news for thermal power stations in rural areas in places like South Africa and India, who’s ash landfilling is becoming an issue both economically and environmentally. 

The original inventions used by Vecor were conceived and patented by the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2002 & 2003.

Vecor's Systema Leonardo™, the technology being implemented in Zibo, China, enables thermal power stations to safely and comprehensively eliminate fly ash liabilities by allowing their fly ash to be converted into high value building products such as grey porcelain ceramic tiles for floor and wall coverings. Systema Leonardo™ also creates significant environmental and cost savings over traditional ceramic manufacturing processes, through water, energy and labor savings whilst complying with the highest international quality standards.

Vecor’s Systema Leonardo has successfully developed and commercially launched its industrial technology to extract industrial grade high quality minerals from coal ash that is usable by industries that produce 5-10 times valuable products than cement.

The positive indication of such technology for the power generation industry and higher value products manufacturers is significantly positive.

In the attached presentation, presented in the dual languages of English and Chinese, you can learn about the following

1. Systema Leonardo technology introduction

2. Value creation business model

3. Long-term highly profitable green business opportunities

4. China market size and coal ash by numbers

5. Details of offer to power stations to eliminate the financial and environment burden of

landfilling

6. Invitation to participate as investor

Vecor was present that CAA2018, in Shuozhou,  Shanxi Province, China, this past September. In attendance were a strong delegation, including participation in international commercial MOI signing ceremony, for the Leonardo system. To read more about this research or other research from our September event, please request our CAA2018 handbook, with over 50 abstracts, by entering your email below.

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Autoclaved Aerated Concrete: CCPs Growth in Asia Pacific

Between 2015 and 2021, the global autoclaved aerated concrete market is expected to increase by just under $2 billion USD.  AAC is increasing in industry wide use due to its light weight and versatility. The construction material consists of fly ash and gypsum, both biproducts of burning coal to make energy, and much less costly than their alternatives, sand and anhydrite.  The material also consists of lime, cement, and aluminum powder. Construction companies are increasing their use of this material as it is not only more cost efficient, but also provides wider durability to seismic fluctuation, intense heat, and pests. The material itself also saves the manufacturer or construction company in water and energy usage.  Autoclaved aerated concrete is widely used in Europe and North America.

AAC materials can either be used instead of or to repair common building materials. Application can be seen in most real estate areas including residential, industrial and commercial. However, the majority of the AAC market has been residential since its inception, and continuing throughout 2017 with a third of the overall market. The product types of autoclaved aerated concrete are distributed into tiles, panels, blocks, lintels and others.

The growing market is propelled by elements such as the increased importance of utilizing green building materials, the use of recycled materials themselves (fly ash, etc), and its superiority to commonly used materials for the same purpose.

Currently, limited adoption is due to high start up costs associated with AAC, and because manufacturing facilities are not yet commonplace, resourcing and logistics becomes problematic.

As adaptation grows however, and infrastructure is set in place, the forecast for AAC paneling is projected to grow almost 8% in the next 5 years.

Globally, Europe has lead in market consumption. However, the Asia Pacific region, including countries like China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia are expected to increase consumption by over 10%, also within the next 5 years.

Opportunities in the AAC market are real as there is strong interest in China, India and other densely populated regions who would benefit from disaster resistant structures made from coal combustion products (CCPs).

To read more about autoclaved aerated concrete construction, trends, and forecasts for investment and integration, please read Orbis Research’s report:  Global Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Market-Segmented by Type, Application (Construction), and Geography-Trends and Forecasts (2017-2022). Follow the link in the text for more information.

To learn more about global trends and research on AAC and CCPs, join us at Coal Ash Asia 2018.

Transforming Real Estate Sector: Sustainable Construction Techniques

-Beijing, China

Urban housing models are now more of a destiny than a trend for the average person in the most populated parts of Asia, China and India. In the developing world, people increasingly flock to high-density living areas as they have easier access to commerce, healthcare and other amenities. The building materials industry’s infrastructure in Asia for trade and manufacturing has only reached a reasonable application of green building materials model within the past decade or so. The shift in lifestyle and housing infrastructure has led to concerns over energy, and carbon footprint. Researchers are concerned that the concrete, cement, etc, used in the making of modern high density living apartments is to blame for a large part of the pollution produced by these regions.

Almost a quarter of India’s CO2 emissions come from residential and commercial real estate construction. Increased growth in China and India, two industry giants, contribute greatly to the global carbon footprint. In India, 20% of water and 30% of natural materials are used in the construction and building materials industries.

Mr. Jack Yuan from the Institute of Technical Information for the Building Materials Industry in Beijing says that contamination and erosion of earth and air caused by dust and asbestos are hazardous byproducts of construction activities.  The team at ITIBMI, operating under the China Building Materials Academy, researches sustainable and progressively green infrastructure, while keeping in mind the cost and benefits of efficiency. “Nowadays the economic benefits can be seen through water and energy efficiency, with most green technologies focusing on the conservation of water, power and natural materials. ”

Yuan goes on to site specific technologies on the market, focusing on city specific construction. “ Pre-cast, reinforced hollow concrete blocks/ paneling made from fly ash, or Glass fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG) walling, are a few examples of modern housing construction technologies. Efficiency in time, energy, cost and supplies will continue to propel the industry through innovation. “

Construction companies are increasingly embracing technologies consisting of fly ash and gypsum. These bi-products can be locally sourced and inexpensive because transportation costs are low.  Coal fired power stations and factories are selling them at a low cost to keep up with landfilling and other environmental regulations, making exporting/importing of fly ash another viable options for companies without local sources.

Issues arise logistically when construction and building material manufacturers are far from these resources or do not have the infrastructure in place to get the product from power station to manufacturing facility. As the world transitions to green energy, including solar and wind technologies, some countries have been forced to import bulk ash from producing countries. To read more about this logistical issues and trends, please be sure to read our upcoming newsletter, due out at the end of 2017. To be put on our newsletter mailing list, please click the link on the main page.

 

Cenosphere Production to Increase Significantly by 2020


"Cenospheres Market - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020”, a new report available at www.researchandmarkets.com since January 2016 delivers an inclusive analysis regarding global cenosphere trends.

Between 2015 and 2020, researchers expect the compound annual growth rate of cenospheres to grow by over 12% per year. At the end of this five year term, the market for cenospheres is said to be worth $572 million, globally. The demand for cenospheres in places like the U.S, and China are said to be the cause of this projection. Other countries whose demand for the product increases everyday are France, Germany, Japan and India. North America is the largest consumer of cenosheres, followed closely by Europe.

Cenopsheres are predominantly used by the oil and gas industries. Following this lead is the refractory industry, which is experiencing a heightened demand for furnace and construction applications. 

Expansion and the acquiring of resources appear to be the conclusion of the presented materials. China and India have developed within the market and have created high expectations within the Asian market as a whole. The Asia-Pacific region appears to be the most strategic as this region has undertaken a variety of initiatives. The increase in domestic participants and steady growth in local manufacturing are just a couple factors contributing to the expanding global cenosphere market.

You can find the report here:
http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qwsczp/cenospheres

India, Institute for Solid Waste Management and Ecological Balance: Fly Ash used in higher performance and energy efficient road construction

Nellore, India - November 29, 2015
Springtime brings flooding to many parts of southern India. Roads made of tar or bitumen are commonly subjected to this flooding, especially near water causeways, as has happened recently between Nellore and Tada. In road construction, cement concrete is superior but is an expensive alternative and therefore cannot be implemented widely. Road construction companies are now experiencing an industry wide change to address this issue. Coal fly ash aggregates are being implemented to improve the quality of roads with increased maneuverability and cost efficiency.

The Institute for Solid Waste Management and Ecological Balance, among other institutes of it’s kind, widely advocate for the utilization of fly ash for road construction. Due to several of its physical and chemical properties, fly ash makes a choice material for road construction. During construction, it settles less than 1%. When properly compacted, fly ash does not exhibit any long-term settlement issues and can be compacted easily while utilizing sufficiently less water than its industry alternatives. With the use of regular construction equipment, it can be mixed with lime to spread along soil providing significant strength unmatched by its competitors.

Its hardening property is useful for road embankment/pavement construction necessary to reduce pressure on retaining walls. When used as filler, expansive properties of soil can be reduced considerably. It stabilizes well with lime and cement, facilitating its use as filler material. The high permeability factor of fly ash eases free drainage during rainfall and afterwards.

Fly ash provides a cost-effective solution, saving approximately 75% of costs. Its use in construction leads to numerous environmental benefits. Notably it helps with the disposal of fly ash, generally viewed as a waste material. And of course, it reduces fossil fuel burning that otherwise would have needed for producing more cement and other road construction materials.