UCLA researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete

March 14, 2016
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J.R. DeShazo, left, and Gaurav Sant show off a sample of the new building material they have created to replace concrete.
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A team of interdisciplinary researchers, including J.R. DeShazo (Luskin School of Public Affairs, department of Public Policy and Director of the Luskin Center for Innovation) and Gaurav Sant (Henry Samueli Fellow in Civil and Environmental Engineering), have created a new building material called CO2NCRETE. The material would be made from carbon captured from power plant smokestacks and could potentially eliminate a huge source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Source: UCLA researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete UCLA Newsroom, 14 Mar. 2016

Additional coverage on CO2NCRETE:

Researchers Are Trying To Find A Solution To Cut Concrete’s Carbon Emissions NPR, 08 Aug 2019

CO2 can be turned into sustainable concrete The Chemical Engineer, 16 Mar. 2016

Now THIS is Upcycling: UCLA researchers capture carbon emissions & 3D print them into new material CO2NCRETE 3DPrint.com, 15 Mar. 2016