The world’s first process for making zero emissions cement

Concrete is the second most-used substance on Earth, after water, and it’s responsible for 7.5% of total carbon emissions – triple that of aviation. Decarbonising cement – the carbon-hungry component of concrete – is a massive challenge. But Cambridge researchers have come up with a solution. They’ve developed a method to produce very low-emission concrete at scale – an innovation that could be transformative for the transition to net zero. Find out more at The research was supported in part by Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Reference: Cyrille F Dunant, Shiju Joseph, Rohit Prajapati, Julian M Allwood. ‘Electric recycling of Portland cement at scale.’ Nature (2024). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-024-07338-8

Source: Cambridge University