Decarbonization Avenue University research @ CLIMAX

Grant to transform carbon dioxide into construction materials

A team headed by Sant invented CO2 Concrete, a form of concrete that is made in part from carbon dioxide emissions, which are an underlying cause of climate change.

The technology they devised captures carbon dioxide from raw flue gas as it exits power plants, cement plants and other producers of carbon dioxide, reducing emissions to the atmosphere.

The process also cuts down on the use of traditional cement, the binding agent in concrete.


  • Cement
  • Buildings

Sustainability domain

Type of innovation

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Relevant for

  • Chemical engineer
  • Civil or construction engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Material sciences professional
  • Production or process engineer

Innovation sector

  • Civil & structural engineering
  • Environmental sciences
  • Financial investing