Use cases for Partanna Technology
The Global Construction Industry
9% of the world’s annual carbon emissions are associated with the production of concrete. Partanna’s technology is capable of creating building materials which act just the same as traditional concrete and are price competitive.
However – these materials avoid emissions during their manufacturing process, and naturally remove significant amounts of carbon over their lifecycle. This means that buildings, infrastructure, decorate objectives and other construction end products made with Partanna’s technology are carbon negative and capable of generating carbon credits. In The Bahamas, Partanna is proving this concept through the delivery of the world’s first carbon negative community – consisting of 1,000 homes powered by its building material.
The Global Desalination Industry
Partanna is currently developing a new application of its material as a solution that can address the environmental impact of desalination. Partanna’s technology has the potential to convert wasteproduct brine, generated by desalination plants, into a carbon-dioxide absorbing, non-toxic, usable material that supports marine life. If applied at a typical large-scale desalination plant, the technology could remove millions of units of CO₂ daily and reduce the amount of brine that ends up in our oceans and waterways, and deliver more freshwater support at the same time.
The Global Coral Reef Development Industry
Coral reef tourism is calculated to be worth some US$35.8 billion dollars globally every year. Partanna’s material has the potential to be the supporting infrastructure to this industry. Concrete structures can be used to support artificial reefs, providing a habitat that can promote coral growth. Although most concretes experience deterioration when exposed to seawater, Partanna’s material actually becomes stronger – due to its use of brine as a key activator.
In late 2022, Verra — the world’s most widely used greenhouse gas crediting program — approved Partanna to be listed on its VCS carbon credit registry. It is the first verified carbon-absorbing building material to generate tradable carbon credits.
Partanna received building code approval in The Bahamas and certifications from the American Concrete Institute (ACI), a leading authority and resource for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials.