Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

Around 80% of concrete’s carbon footprint comes from cement. Image: Joseph Xu/University of Michigan College of Engineering

Lucca Henrion
Research Fellow at the Global CO2 Initiative, University of Michigan
Volker Sick
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research; and Director, Global CO2 Initiative, University of Michigan
Victor C. Li
James R. Rice Distinguished University Professor of Engineering, University of Michigan
Duo Zhang
Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan
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Carbon dioxide can make up a significant percentage of concrete mass.
Precast concrete could mean a 9.6% CO2 uptake. Image: Lucca Henrion/University of Michigan
A lot of North American infrastructure is in a state of disrepair.
Typical concrete is seen cracking. Image: Achim Herring/Wikimedia Commons
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Scaling Low-Carbon Design and Construction with Concrete: Enabling the Path to Net-Zero for Buildings and Infrastructure


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January 11, 2023

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