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This Norwegian start-up makes carbon-negative roads

Adele Peters of Fast Company reports on Carbon Crusher, a Norwegian startup that is creating carbon-negative roads.

The C3 Take
  • The company uses a plant-based binder, instead of an oil-based one, and recycled asphalt to create carbon-negative roads.
  • For now Carbon Crusher is focusing on replacing current roads with its unique technology, not building new ones.
  • Free market innovation is key to creating a cleaner future.

“The process starts with recycling. Instead of trucking in new materials when a damaged stretch of asphalt needs repair, the company uses a machine that grinds up the top layer of the existing road. The equipment can also be used with concrete, another high-carbon material, as long as the concrete isn’t reinforced with steel. Then, the company uses lignin—a material in plants that’s a major byproduct of the paper industry—to glue the crushed material together.”

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