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Concretene Cements Its Future With £8m Funding

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article in The Times.

This is a precis. which explains what Concretene have done.

Concretene combines graphene with concrete to form a “stronger, more sustainable and more cost-effective alternative” to the world’s most-used building material.

The eight million funding is mainly to be used for more tests.

Is Concrete The New Wonder Material?

I once lived in a concrete apartment and although it is now fifty years old, it still looks the same, as it did the day it was built.

Cromwell Tower

Cromwell Tower in The Barbican may have been built to a high specification, but we don’t hear cancer, cladding, damp, fire or mould problems about the City of London’s flagship housing estate.

In the last few years, concrete has been able to be 3D-printed, so it can now be produced in different shapes.

All these wall and roof panels on the Elizabeth Line were made by 3D-printing of concrete.

The technique also seems to be being used on High Speed Two.

These innovative uses of concrete have led to research into the manufacture and use of concrete.

These posts are must-reads.

  1. Carbon-Neutral Concrete Prototype Wins €100k Architecture Prize For UK Scientists
  2. UK Cleantech Consortium Awarded Funding For Energy Storage Technology Integrated With Floating Wind
  3. New HS2 Pilot Project Swaps Steel For Retired Wind Turbine Blades To Reinforce Concrete
  4. Earth Friendly Concrete
  5. HS2 Utilising UK-First Pioneering 3D Concrete Printing On Project
  6. Carbon Capture From Cement Manufacturing Nears Market Readiness
  7. Mineral Carbonation International Win COP26 Clean Energy Pitch Battle

The number of these posts show how much research is going into cutting the massive amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the concrete industry.

I also feel that some could work together.

Earth Friendly Concrete is a replacement for normal concrete, so perhaps it could be enhanced with graphene, to create an Earth Friendly Concretene.

 

 

December 29, 2022 - Posted by | Design, World | , , , , , , ,

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