Contributing towards a truly circular economy

We promote sustainable development through Geopolymer Technology

 

The G-MATrix Composite Board

The G-matrix brand composite board is made for both indoor and outdoor applications. The composite board is made from waste for reinforcement. The geopolymer precursor would be from coal fly ash and biomass ash.

The applications include using the board as an insulated wall, external and internal walls, and insulation for ceilings, floors, and doors.

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Product Features

 
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ECO-FRIENDLY

The product has a low carbon impact due to the valorization of waste materials such as abaca fibers and rice husk ash

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FIRE-RESISTANT

The use of geopolymer in the composite would benefit the material as being more fire-resistant, having the ability to resist reactions at elevated temperatures.

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AIR-PURIFYING

G-MATrix boards have a photocatalytic nature, with the surface of the board capable of breaking down noxious pollutants and converting them to more safe substances, improving the indoor air quality.

About Us: G.A.M.E.R.S. Team

 

The G.A.M.E.R.S. Team

Dr. Michael Angelo Promentilla leads a DLSU team that is developing geopolymer cement, an eco-friendly and inexpensive substitute to conventional cement. His vision can shape the future of the local construction industry and the way we protect the Earth.

 

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SDGs and Circular Economy

 
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Air pollution (ambient and household) has been considered as one of the environmental risks that With the photocatalytic feature of composites, indoor air quality will be improved.

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The project will embody the principles of gender and development. Implementation of the project would eliminate gender biases and would ensure equal participation between men and women.

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The building and construction industry incorporates cement as one of its most widely used materials. More environment-friendly construction materials are to be produced as cement is energy-intensive and has a high carbon footprint. The development of the G-MATrix composite would provide capacity building for researchers that would help foster innovation.


The use of waste fly ash from a coal-fired powerplant into a high-value geopolymer product would follow and promote the framework of a circular economy.

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The building and construction industry incorporates cement as one of its most widely used materials. More environment-friendly construction materials are to be produced as cement is energy-intensive and has a high carbon footprint. The development of G-matrix composite would provide capacity building for researchers that would help foster innovation.


The use of waste fly ash from a coal-fired powerplant into a high-value geopolymer product would follow and promote the framework of a circular economy.

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Sustainable development has been defined as the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (World Commission on Environment and Development, 1987).


A balance must be considered in terms of these three major aspects - social, economic, and environmental. The promotion of social development and economic growth while protecting the environment from any degradation is a key solution. The upcycling of waste to produce a valuable product, for this case composite board, will provide a sustainable waste management practice.

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With the growing concern to address the social needs, the effects of climate change, and the rise in global temperature, immediate efforts must be made to shift to a more sustainable sector and toward a carbon-constrained future. 


The growing concerns for the environment and sustainability have served as a strong drive for researches to develop an eco-friendly composite material. Through research, it was found that geopolymer cement had approximately 80% lower greenhouse gas emissions than the reference Portland cement.

Contact Us

De La Salle University - Velasco Hall, Agno, Malate, Manila, 1004 Metro Manila, Philippines

(+63-2) 524 4611 to 18 (loc 157)

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