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Scientists find sustainable alternative to cement in industrial residues

by Futures Centre, May 24
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A report by scientists at Martin Luther University found that industrial residues offer a high-quality and climate-friendly alternative to cement.

Making cement, which is used for concrete, accounts for 8% of global emissions each year, a third as much carbon pollution as the world’s entire transportation sector. The team experimented with both aluminium and kaolin, the former a soft clay used in manufacturing of porcelain, paper, rubber and paint and many other products.

 

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