13 Oct '11, 3pm

New type of concrete lasts 10x longer, made of coal plant waste, AND can absorb CO2? Triple threat!

New type of concrete lasts 10x longer, made of coal plant waste, AND can absorb CO2? Triple threat!

Researchers have created an impressive new kind of concrete that's made out of waste products from coal plants--concrete that could both last for hundreds of years and reduce carbon emissions by 90%. The cement industry is one of the most polluting industries there is, contributing 5-8% of the world's greenhouse gases. This new 'geopolymer concrete' could cut a major chunk out of that. And the best part is, it's made from fly ash--one of the most common industrial byproducts on the planet. Right now, Portland cement is the standard for concrete--and it's the most widely produced man-made material on earth. It's also one of the most rough on the environment. Production of the stuff topped 2.6 billion tons last year, and the industry is growing by an average of 5% annually. Which means that the 5-8% of greenhouse gases it spews into the atmosphere is likely to grow too. And ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/10/new-concrete-coal...

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