Decarbonization Avenue : C2V - CO2 to Value

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Concrete that can soak up twice the carbon of conventional

The world produces about 30 billion tons of concrete a year, a massive amount. The building material is a mix of sand and gravel held together by a paste of cement and water.

Concrete can also absorb CO2 from the ambient over its lifetime, though this is a fairly slow process.

A new concrete recipe developed by Purdue University researchers can double this carbon-absorbing speed. The key ingredients in the new formulation are tiny nanoscale particles of titanium dioxide, which is also used in sunscreens and paints.

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