06 Dec '17, 10am

The quest to create carbon-negative concrete

This is the latest in a regular series exploring early-stage technologies and scientific developments that could play a role in corporate solutions to climate change. (The previous installments are here .) Email ideas and pitches to [email protected] . Some sources of carbon dioxide emissions are set in stone, somewhat literally. Consider that the process of creating concrete accounts for an estimated 5 percent of human-caused carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually, according to data from the U.S. Department of Energy and the International Energy Agency. Reducing that footprint has become a priority, especially in emerging economies such as China and the Middle East, home to some of the biggest construction projects in the world. Companies have been touting lower-carbon alternatives for years: There's even a 440-plus-page handbook dedicated to the topic. But is there a...

Full article: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/quest-create-carbon-nega...

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