Concrete is everywhere.
Concrete is the most widely used man-made material on earth, second only to water as the most-consumed resource on the planet.
Cement manufacturing is also the source of 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions.
Our team at the University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research is leading the charge to develop longer-lasting and environmentally friendly cements and concrete.
Under this ARPA-E program, we are teaming with Designs by Natural Processing, Sandia National Laboratory, and Titan America to fast-track commercial development of low-carbon, low-energy belite-rich cement for roads, buildings, and bridges that could last 200 or more years without requiring significant repairs.
Our novel BCSA cement, created thanks to support from ARPA-E, shows three amazing traits in testing and development:
- Extremely durable, with 3x the service life
- Less energy to manufacture
- Reduction in CO2 emissions of 57%
So far, our team has demonstrated performance and manufacturing scalability under this program.
We are seeking a project partner to scale and implement this cement in a new building project. Please contact me if you would like to discuss how we can work together to make BCSA concrete a game-changer for the construction industry.