Fungi can help concrete heal its own cracks

Congrui Jin, Binghamton University, State University of New York Infrastructure supports and facilitates our daily lives – think of the roads we drive on, the bridges and tunnels that help transport people and freight, the office buildings where we work Continue reading Fungi can help concrete heal its own cracks

Green cement a step closer to being a game-changer for construction emissions

Yixia (Sarah) Zhang, Western Sydney University; Khin Soe, Western Sydney University, and Yingying Guo, UNSW Concrete is the most widely used man-made material, commonly used in buildings, roads, bridges and industrial plants. But producing the Portland cement needed to make Continue reading Green cement a step closer to being a game-changer for construction emissions

Eco-cement, the cheapest carbon sequestration on the planet

John Mathews, Macquarie Graduate School of Management Cement production is one of the dirtiest industrial processes on the planet. It produces nearly 9% of global carbon emissions. This increases every year with the extraordinary demands for building materials in China Continue reading Eco-cement, the cheapest carbon sequestration on the planet

Greening the concrete jungle: how to make environmentally friendly cement

Rackel San Nicolas, University of Melbourne Cement is the world’s most widely used material apart from water, largely because it is the key ingredient in concrete, the world’s favourite building material. But with cement’s success comes a huge amount of Continue reading Greening the concrete jungle: how to make environmentally friendly cement

Sustainable cement: the simple switch that could massively cut global carbon emissions

Brant Walkley, University of Sheffield August 22 is Earth Overshoot Day, which marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. This results from massive consumption of ecological Continue reading Sustainable cement: the simple switch that could massively cut global carbon emissions