Net Zero project awarded £1m to develop carbon-negative cement technology


Researchers at Imperial College London (Imperial) have been awarded almost £1m ($1.3m) in funding from the UK Government’s Carbon Capture, Usage & Storage (CCUS) Innovation 2.0 competition to develop a carbon negative cement additive.

Led by Professor Chris Cheeseman of the University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the project aims to tackle one of the biggest issues facing the global clean energy transition: construction.

An essential component of construction, concrete is the world’s most widely used man-made material and is second only to water as the most-consumed resource on the planet.

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