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Green Cement Market By Product Type (Fly Ash Based, Slag Based, Recycled Aggregates, Others), By End-User Industry (Residential, Non-Residential) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2018 – 2026

The green cement market is expected to reach US$ 46.14 billion by 2026, growing at a 10.2% CAGR from 2018 to 2026. In 2017, Europe led the green cement market, and Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing region between 2018 and 2026.

Cement manufacturing is regarded as one of the most carbon-intensive industries. The global cement industry is facing numerous challenges due to raw material scarcity, rising environmental concerns, and the depletion of fossil fuel reserves. A single tonne of Portland cement emits approximately 6% of total man-made carbon emissions, significantly contributing to environmental issues. This leads to the emission of high volumes of greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide, which in turn enabled several governments, builders, and architects to adopt various greener solutions, such as the use and development of green cement.

Hence, a growing focus on mitigating carbon dioxide emissions has led to the evolution of green cement. Green cement is defined as an alternative to conventional cement made from industrial waste that includes burnt clay, recycled concrete, power plant wastes, quarrying wastes, and slag, among others. It is considered a sustainable construction material that aims to reduce the carbon footprint associated with manufacturing. Trends show that the green concrete manufacturing process is basically characterized by low carbon dioxide emissions in comparison to ordinary cement manufacturing. In addition, a significant reduction in water consumption to the level of around 20% can be affected by the growing end-user industry of green cement.

Growing awareness of the green building concept, particularly in developing countries, combined with an abundance of raw materials such as fly ash, will drive the global green cement market during the forecast period. Growth in the construction industry is another factor driving the green cement market. For example, CEMEX launched a green cement, Rizal Green, that mainly finds application in fences, driveways, and ground-floor slabs that are used for residential construction. In addition, the side effects of cement manufacturing have led to various environmental compliance issues, which are expected to augment the demand for green cement during the forecast period. Waste utilization as an alternative fuel in cement kilns is also propelling the global green cement market. Waste utilization that includes solid recovered fuels, tires, used oils, sewage sludge, animal meal, fly ashes, foundry sand, and filter cakes as alternative fuels in cement kilns aims to reduce CO2 emissions during the cement production process. In addition, the cement kilns also make efficient use of the calorific value of waste materials.

The environmental impact of various greenhouse gases during waste combustion is reduced by reducing carbon dioxide emissions, which in turn increases waste in the cement production process. Hence, growing concerns over greenhouse gas emissions are expected to drive the global green cement market during the forecast period. Green cement also has higher fire and thermal resistance properties, followed by good resistance to alkali attack throughout the changing seasons, which in turn is expected to increase its market penetration during the forecast period. The Portland Cement Association members are continuously focusing on CO2 emissions reductions of 10% by 2020. As a result of this factor, cement manufacturers are focusing on producing green cement in order to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency.

Moreover, government initiatives to improve tax conditions, stringent environmental regulations, and subsidy grants for green material production are other factors expected to boost the market growth. The green cement market is expected to observe expeditious technological developments owing to the emergence of various technologies such as Frerrocrete and limestone calcined clay cement with the objective of increasing the effectiveness of green cement. This factor is acting as an opportunity factor in the growth of the green cement market during the forecast period. High performance of high-belite cement (HBC) in developing countries that, include China, followed by continuous research and development activities conducted by cement manufacturers, also serves as an opportunity for the global green cement market during the forecast period.

Market Overview, Value (US$ Billion)

The Fly Ash-Based Green Cement Segment is propelling the green cement market forward.

By product type, the fly ash-based segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. Fly ash, which is basically a byproduct of burning pulverized coal, mainly finds application in various electric generation power plants. It is basically a waste product of coal combustion that is used as a recycled product as a substitute for concrete cement. Trends show that manufacturers mix 5 to 20 percent fly ash in cement to make it green. Abundant availability from thermal plants is basically driving this segment in the global green cement market during the forecast period. In addition, various government initiatives and regulations towards better utilization of fly ash rather than open land dumping are also expected to spur market demand during the forecast period.

For example, in February 2018, the government of India launched a fly ash-based mobile application named "ASH TRACK" that aims at the proper and efficient management of fly ash produced by various thermal plants. This application also helps to provide an interface between potential ash users, which includes road contractors, cement plants, and ash producers (thermal power plants). In addition, the application will also help in topsoil protection and the reduction of fugitive emissions, thereby protecting the environment and land conservation for sustainable development. In addition, the growing application of fly ash in the construction industry is also expected to propel market demand. Slag-based green cement held the largest market share in 2017 owing to its growing usage in various residential concrete applications that include basement walls, footings, basement floor slabs, driveways, sidewalks, and garages, among others.

In 2017, the residential segment was identified as the dominant end-user industry segment.

In 2017, the residential segment held the largest market share both in terms of value and volume, owing to the rising demand for green homes and increasing demand for green roof construction. In addition, growing urbanization in developing countries that include China and India, followed by increasing awareness regarding the need for environmentally safe buildings, has increased the number of residential projects worldwide, which in turn is expected to bolster the demand for green cement during the forecast period. Trends show that manufacturers are focusing on launching green cement to address the growing demand from commercial and residential sectors. For example, in July 2018, the Vicat Group in India launched green cement for residential purposes with robotic technology under the brand name Bharathi UltraFast.

The non-residential segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment in the global green cement market owing to its high demand in various commercial applications that include the construction of pavements, office buildings, car parks, exterior walkways, and retail stores, among others. In addition, a rise in the adoption of green cement in commercial construction in the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions is also expected to augment market demand during the forecast period.

Europe is the largest region in the global green cement market.

Increasing demand for recycled products used as a raw material for cement production, followed by growing investment in infrastructural developments, is basically driving the Europe green cement market during the forecast period. Increasing taxes on industrial emissions followed by stringent government regulations related to carbon emissions are other factors driving the market. In November 2016, the European Commission approved an investment package of €222.7 million from the EU budget.

This approval was aimed at supporting Europe's transition to a more low-carbon and sustainable future. This, in turn, is expected to augment the market demand for green cement in this region. North America also held a significant share of the global green cement market. Growing consumer demand for clean sources of energy, followed by stringent rules and regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support environmentally friendly materials, is basically driving the North American green cement market. Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-growing region during the forecast period owing to the growing demand for the construction industry in various developing countries that, include China and India, among others. Increasing investment in supporting technologies and renewable energy, followed by growing demand for recycled products in the cement industry, is also expected to propel market demand for green cement in the Asia Pacific region. The Middle East and Africa are also expected to grow during the forecast period, owing to rising demand for sustainable products, which will be followed by rising demand for green cement in the expanding construction industry.

Product innovation, followed by research and development, is the key strategy adopted by the manufacturers.

Key notable players operating in the global green cement market include BASF SE, CarbonCure, Taiwan Cement Corporation, CEMEX, Navrattan Blue Crete Industries Pvt. Ltd., Votorantim Cimentos S.A., China National Building Material (CNBM), Zuari Group, LafargeHolcim, Calera, Heidelberg Cement, Siam Cement Public Company (SCG), UltraTech Cement Ltd., and Kiran Global Chems, among others. Product innovation is the key strategy adopted by green cement manufacturers. For example, in January 2016, Kiran Global Chems Ltd., the flagship company of the M. S. Jain Group, launched an environmentally friendly cement with patented technology under the brand name Geocement.

This launch will facilitate the company's efforts to cut down on construction time and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The company is also planning to invest around INR 200 crores in order to set up manufacturing plants for this green cement. In addition, Birla Corporation also launched Birla Samrat Ultimate, which is basically a fly ash-blend, double-refined green cement brand.

Periods of History and Forecast

This research considers 2017as the base year and presents an analysis of segments from 2016 to 2026. In addition, the forecast period from 2018 to 2026 is considered for the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) calculation for each respective segment.

Report Scope by Segments

The green cement market report represents an understanding of the current market dynamics and strategies. It also focuses on a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the overall market. The report covers the global green cement market by categorizing it in terms of product type, end-user industry, and geography. Publishing this broad research report aims to aid green cement market stakeholders and professionals in strategic initiatives and decisions in the green cement market.

Key questions are answered in this report.

  • Who are the distributors, traders, and dealers of green cement?
  • What are expected to be the largest product types and end-user industry segments in the market during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026?
  • What are the fastest-growing segments in the market for the forecast period?
  • What are the current market trends in the green cement market, and what are the valuable opportunities for the players?
  • How does the regulatory framework affect global as well as regional markets?
  • Which are the key players operating in the global market, and what are the strategies they have adopted?
  • What are the sales, revenue, business strategy, and product portfolio of the top manufacturers in the green cement market?
  • What are the market size and trends in emerging and developed markets?

Frequently Asked Question:

The market for Green Cement Market is expected to reach USD$ 46.14 Bn in 2026.

The Green Cement Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 10.2%.

The report is forecasted from 2018 -2026.

The base year of this report is 2017.

BASF SE, CarbonCure, Taiwan Cement Corporation, CEMEX, Navrattan Blue Crete Industries Pvt. Ltd., Votorantim Cimentos S.A., China National Building Material (CNBM), Zuari Group, LafargeHolcim, Calera, Heidelberg Cement,. are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Aug 2018
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