Olivine-based products could cut CO2 emissions by 11%

ZME Science May 15, 2024, 12:00 PM UTC

Summary: A study reveals olivine can reduce construction industry's carbon footprint. Olivine-based products could cut global emissions by nearly 11%. Traditional cement and bricks are carbon-intensive. Olivine reacts with CO2 to create carbon-negative cement and bricks. Olivine-derived materials require less energy and can replace up to 55% of cement in concrete. The process has been patented, and a company named Seratch will produce these materials.

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