The Anonymous Widower

Carbon Capture From Cement Manufacturing Nears Market Readiness

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on The Fifth Estate.

In Climate Change: The Massive CO2 Emitter You May Not Know About, I talked about the carbon dioxide that is released, by the manufacture of cement, mainly referring to this article on the BBC.

This is the first three paragraphs of the BBC article.

Concrete is the most widely used man-made material in existence. It is second only to water as the most-consumed resource on the planet.

But, while cement – the key ingredient in concrete – has shaped much of our built environment, it also has a massive carbon footprint.

Cement is the source of about 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, according to think tank Chatham House.

However, the article on The Fifth Estate, raises hopes that new processes for making cement may reduce the carbon footprint of this important material.

This is the first paragraph of tThe Fifth Estate article.

A consortium led by Australian firm Calix is now well on the way to completing a pilot plant for its breakthrough technology that will capture carbon emissions from the manufacture of lime cement. Other projects with similar aims to reduce the global warming impact of construction with concrete are also racing to the marketplace.

It certainly looks like the Australians are doing something concrete about climate change!

 

 

July 9, 2019 - Posted by | World | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. climate change…

    no one talks about the ever increasing electromagnetic waves that are zapping around the planet (Satellite TV, Wi-fi, smart phones GPS et al) that must be having an effect…

    Comment by PJS | July 9, 2019 | Reply

    • You have to remember what our ancestors went through at creation Earth was a place of very high radiation and those that came through it, were those who could stand up to it. Natural selection could have given us more protection than we think!

      Comment by AnonW | July 9, 2019 | Reply

  2. I was thinking more about how the exponential growth in these waves, generated by humans, might be contributing to heating the planet up

    Comment by PJS | July 9, 2019 | Reply


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