SINGAPORE (Nov 19): Pan-United Corp, the cement and ready-mixed concrete supplier, is introducing technology from Canadian cleantech company CarbonCure in a bid to potentially save over 4,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually at each of its concrete plants.

According to the group, this is equivalent to the amount of CO2 that would be sequestered by forestland blanketing 2.6% of the total landmass of Singapore.

Pan-United is the first in Asia to use CarbonCure’s product innovation, which features breakthrough technology to chemically convert CO2 captured from industrial emitters into a nano-mineral that becomes permanently embedded within concrete.

This process improves concrete’s compressive strength and enables concrete producers to realise manufacturing efficiencies while reducing the concrete’s carbon footprint.

After implementing CarbonCure’s technology, the group intends to subsequently introduce it to other ready-mix concrete producers in Singapore, followed by other markets in Asia.

“While reducing the overall carbon footprint, we believe this special process has multiple benefits to enable sustainability gains not only for concrete producers and the construction industry but also for developers in their building projects,” says Ken Loh, executive director of Pan-United.

“As a proudly homegrown company, Pan-United seeks to continually set new industry standards in Singapore as well as in overseas markets, and to extend global awareness of our technical capabilities, service standards and product development expertise,” he adds.

On behalf of the group, Loh inked a strategic partnership agreement with CarbonCure last Thursday at a signing ceremony. The occasion was witnessed by James Gordon Carr, Canada’s Minister of International Trade Diversification, and Enterprise Singapore CEO Png Cheong Boon.

Shares in Pan-United closed 1.9% higher at 27 cents on Friday.