CARBON NEGATIVE CONCRETE!
Production of portland cement, one of the key ingredients in concrete, is extremely carbon-intensive. As a result, at least 8% of man-made carbon dioxide emissions come from the cement industry.
But now, a new cement-free concrete, known as ‘EarthCrete’, has been put through its paces by researchers at Oxford University. The University and CarbonMeta Research announced that a series of tests confirmed that, in stark contrast to conventional concrete, EarthCrete is actually carbon negative. In fact, a single project using 500 cubic metres of EarthCrete mixed with water could remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere equivalent to 66 diesel vehicles each being driven 12,000 kilometres per year.