A newly developed paint manufactured from waste-cement may be a revolutionary solution to carbon capture available to the mass market.
The name of the new paint is Celour and its main ingredient is WPS – a waste product of the concrete recycling process. Up until this point, WPS has typically been buried underground for lack of a better way of disposing of it, which, in turn, causes soil and water pollution.
But thanks to the innovative solution offered by design graduate Kukbong Kim, Celour may be able to kill two birds with one stone.
On the one hand, the cement-based paint has been found to capture as much as 20% of its weight in CO2. Or in other words, each 135 grams of paint can sequester 27 grams of carbon from the atmosphere. That is the equivalent of what an average tree can absorb in a day.
And on the other hand, Kim’s invention can help decarbonize the production of new cement due to its unique carbon storage properties that allow it to store sequestered CO2 longer than any other type of material.
Celour can be used both indoors and outdoors and will provide one of the first applicable solutions for carbon capture on an individual user level.