HIL Limited (formerly Hyderabad Industries Limited) and part of the C.K. Birla group’s Golan unit in Gujarat has been awarded the CII GreenCo Gold Rating. The 240,000 cubic meters AEROCON Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Blocks manufacturing plant in Golan, Surat converts tons of waste, more than 65% fly ash left over from combustion by coal-burning power plants, to lightweight sustainable Green building commodity. The unit also has the distinction of becoming the 1st Green Building Material unit to be certified under GreenCo.
The plant is now eligible for about 35000 – 40000 CER (Carbon Emission Reductions) per annum beginning May 2012 by UNFCCC for the 10 years.