CarbonCure is an American company that continuously reduces carbon emissions through concrete.
After studying concrete in college, Rob Niven knew that CO2 could be converted into a mineral in concrete. He wondered why this process cannot be used on concrete in everyday buildings.
CO2 turns into calcium carbonate when it interacts with concrete, making it even stronger. And here is Rob Niven’s CarbonCure. When cement is mixed using CarbonCure technology, CO2 is reduced by an average of 25 kg per cubic metre.
It is not a cure for CO2 emissions nor does it capture carbon dioxide. However, it reduces the carbon footprint of the built environment.
CarbonCure Technologies is actually a range of technical innovations designed to help concrete producers add carbon dioxide to their concrete. This creates concrete with a reduced carbon footprint and makes concrete more competitive in the green building market.
Once used in the manufacturing process, the CO2 is permanently embedded in the concrete. The concrete’s carbon footprint is reduced, but performance is not compromised. Using CarbonCure to create concrete will help reduce cement usage and reduce the carbon footprint of the concrete industry.
There is no cost to concrete producers who want to use the technology. They pay a monthly license agreement that requires no upfront investment. The technology installs in hours and works with all existing dispensing software.
So it might not exactly be a “cure” to planet-killing levels of carbon emissions… but it certainly is an incredible solution to reducing the carbon footprint in the construction industry.
It’s a way for manufacturers to provide a more environmentally friendly option.
Industry, technology and advances are at the root of the current energy crisis. Maybe science can help the world out.
More information: www.carboncure.com