Graphene for Carbon-Neutral Concrete

Graphene for Carbon-Neutral Concrete

Topics: graphene admix, carbon neutrality, CO2 footprint, BCMI Corp., carbon footprint, portland cement

Those seeking to aggressively push a transition to carbon neutrality should look to Adam Smith, known as the father of capitalism, for guidance. According to the 18th-century Scottish philosopher and economist, “By pursuing his own interest [the individual] frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good.”

With Smith’s wise counsel in mind, in this month’s Tech Trends article, Craig Yeack looks at a new technology that could put self-interest and carbon-neutrality for concrete on the same path. New manufacturing processes that require less energy are now being deployed for graphene. In some cases, they actually use waste products and consequently create biochar, which absorbs CO2 and can be safely “buried” in carbon deposits.

Read in Concrete Products.