Carbon dioxide absored by manufacturing cement

by: Mirjam Visser, 2010-12-06 01:31:28 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: Cement industry accounts for an estimated 5% of global CO2 emissions.

Green cement

Novacem’s carbon negative cement is based on magnesium oxide and offers the cement
industry a scalable alternative to current carbon intensive production. No carbon emissions
are released from the magnesium silicate raw material used, and overall more CO2 is
absorbed than emitted during production.

Novacem replaced carbon-releasing limestone with magnesium silicates in its mixture. Novacem is not thinking in energy efficiency terms but in changing the way they do business, how they create materials and build them in a new business. Thinking out of the box.

Designer: Imperial Collage
Manufacturer: Novacem
Category: building materials, absorbing CO2


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