Rupendra Brahambhatt of Interesting Engineering reports on an eco-friendly cement breakthrough.
- Cement is the third largest industrial polluter, according to the EPA.
- A team of scientists from the University of Colorado-Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have partnered to create a carbon-neutral cement production method.
- Using algae to biologically grow limestone, this team of researchers believed that they have cracked the code for reducing cement’s carbon footprint.
- Importantly the method to create this cement is not very time consuming, with the scientists expecting that it can scaled quickly to fulfill total demand for cement in the U.S.
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