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New Cement Cuts CO2 Emissions

Written by , on December 8, 2017

Solidia Technologies has developed a cement making process that the company says produces 70% less CO2 emissions as conventional cement manufacture while producing a product which is equally as strong.  Read more »

Pavement from Plastic Bottles

Written by , on November 22, 2010

Naji Khoury, an Assistant Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, has developed a cement-like material, called "Plastisoil", made from discarded polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles which is mixed with soil. The mixture is then blended with a coarse aggregate and heated. The result is a hard yet non-watertight substance, similar to porous asphalt. With traditional […]  Read more »

Cement Industry Agrees to Cut Greenhouse Gases

Written by , on May 25, 2009

The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), whose 18 members produce about 30 percent of the world’s cement, has unveiled its vision of a "sectoral approach" to tackling carbon dioxide. The cement industry contributes about 5 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions and is expected to double its capacity by 2030 because of the rapid urbanization in […]  Read more »