CO2-sucking concrete?

Lloyd Alter reports in TreeHugger that the world’s largest cement company has put a new product on the market. It is precast concrete with 70% of the carbon content of manufacture of the standard stuff, and which sucks carbon dioxide from the air as it cures.

It can be made in the same equipment, not needing large investment to switch.

Since concrete amounts to 8% of global carbon emissions, this is encouraging. If widely adopted, it could buy us more time to transform society.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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3 Responses to CO2-sucking concrete?

  1. This is amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Don Graham says:

    Not a snowball’s chance in Congress of winning the 6th Mass Extinction, imo. It’s Tipping Point was in 1975. Its Collapse Point?

    Sooner than expected. Prepared for it, I am not, yet.
    A lethal dose of opioids is all the preparation I need.

    Maybe in the next experiment in planetary evolution, testosterones, will not play as big a part as they have in this one.

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      I won’t need the lethal dose. Don, if you’d like a free review copy of any of my books, I’ll email you a free copy. The depression book, and Ascending Spiral, will both appeal to you. You can contact me via Bobbing Around.
      🙂
      Bob

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