Ingrid Lobet of Canary Media writes on how one startup is creating low-carbon cement.
- Brimstone Energy is a startup that is looking to decarbonize cement by using calcium silicate rocks instead of limestone.
- Calcium silicate contains no carbon and requires a lower temperature than limestone to extract the calcium and oxygen that are needed to create cement.
- Introducing new materials into the cement market is difficult, with one report citing “[p]rescriptive standards, outdated or restrictive procurement criteria, and cozy industry relationships” as the reason why.
- Brimstone Energy is showing that private sector is finding the innovations that are needed to reduce emissions.
Read the full article here.