New discriminatory tenders prices for high CO2 emitters have already started in Europe
Some countries like Norway recently began applying an additional default add-on pricing % for Government tenders, relative to the level of CO2, turning a lowest tender, high CO2 emission product price, into the highest!
They use an assessment scale of CO2 pollutive values, seriously affecting products like plasterboard which have little, OR NO CARBON CAPTURE STORAGE (CCS) VALUE.
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Change may eventually be forced
These CO2 pollutive assessments may well be expected to be expanded through Federal Government intervention, if reluctance to change is not observed, as they move toward the 2030 43% reduction Accord.
The plasterboard industry in Australia, in manufacturing and distribution would probably be wise to review alternative solutions very soon.
The Dinosaurs were on the Earth for 130 million years and were wiped out in a very short period after an asteroid impact 65 million years ago, the plasterboard industry could find itself in a similar situation as the CO2 wave gathers speed!
Increased worldwide demand for low CO2 construction products
The huge surge in demand for low CO2 composites and high carbon sequestration products in cladding and general construction, has resulted in improved manufacturing techniques over the past 2 years, with substantial new investment into hi speed, computer driven production lines.
These have substantially reduced production costs of MgSO4 Composites and instead of being previously an expensive green solution, as of now, in May 2023 are similar, and sometimes lower than conventional 13mm and 16mm Fyrchek and similar fire-rated plasterboard cladding products sold in Australia.