Six Material Innovations Aimed at Slashing Concrete’s Outsized Carbon Footprint

Pollution Research Shows How to Curb Pollution by Growing Cement

Major source of pollution could lower carbon impact, says new pollution research.


  • Seratech has developed a way of creating carbon-neutral concrete, by replacing 40% of cement content with silica made from captured industrial emissions and the carbon-absorbing mineral olivine.
  • Researchers from the ACORN project have developed a thin-shell vaulted flooring system, that uses 75 per cent less concrete to carry the same load.
  • Design studio Newtab-22 has developed a concrete-like material made using waste seashells from the food industry.

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