Lab tests at the University of Oxford have confirmed the ability of CarbonMeta’s carbon-negative concrete to absorb CO2.
The breakthrough material has been branded as EarthCrete Cementless Concrete and has been confirmed to capture as much as 10% of CO2 by weight production.
Concrete is known for its incredible emissions intensity, with the notoriously hard-to-abate industry accounting for some 8% of global carbon dioxide emissions.
Hence, this innovation has the potential to significantly impact the battle against climate change and help reduce CO2 emissions in the world.
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To illustrate the effectiveness of its now tested and certified product, CarbonMeta Technologies provided an example of a project using 1,200 metric tons of its carbon-negative concrete that would absorb 132 tons of carbon dioxide per year, which is roughly the amount emitted by 66 diesel-powered cars running an average of 12,000 miles in that same time.
In a comment on the positive test results, CarbonMeta CEO Lloyd Spencer expressed his hopes that the successful trials of EarthCrete would help the built environment offset its own CO2 emissions.
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