Capturing carbon with concrete

Peter A. Claisse

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    Abstract

    The potential for capturing carbon by concrete is estimated very roughly at 266 million tonnes worldwide each year - and that is the problem, the very significant margin for error in these kinds of figures. A lack of research and a basis for accurate measurement means we don't know how concrete can be used most effectively for sequestration. As a result, businesses are still missing out on an important new opportunity for carbon trading and hard evidence for environmental reporting. With pressure from Government and its own tough carbon reduction targets, it's imperative there is a standard measurement for carbon capture by concrete and a new culture of recognition of its role and value.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)10
    JournalCarbon Capture Journal
    Volume34
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    Keywords

    • carbon capture
    • concrete
    • climate change
    • carbon dioxide emissions

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