Researchers at UCLS wanted to create a new way of upcycling CO2, so they came up with an eco-friendly cement material called CO2NCRETE.
Concrete is everywhere. We use it for our streets and sidewalks, buildings, and bridges. However, the production of concrete releases a lot of emissions into the atmosphere.
Actually, more than 5 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from concrete production.
According to the University of California, researchers at UCLS wanted to create a new way of upcycling these emissions, CO2 included.
So they came up with an eco-friendly cement material called CO2NCRETE. It’s strong as traditional concrete, but it’s made of different components — part of this material is made using carbon dioxide itself.
If that’s not amazing, I don’t know what is.
For this purpose, CO2 can be captured directly from a smokestack and bonded with other materials to create eco-friendly cement.
Using this process, a factory or a power plant can reduce CO2 emissions by 50-70 percent.
If this technology gains momentum, the production of concrete will cease to be a source of pollution but a part of the solution.
Watch the video from the University of California below: