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

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  • 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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