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Video: This technology is already lowering cement’s carbon footprint

By Faye Oney / August 29, 2018

A Canadian company has commercialized a process that captures carbon dioxide waste to mix with concrete during production. This proprietary technology is a good first step in reducing cement’s impact on the environment.

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Making cheaper, small-diameter carbon nanotubes from carbon dioxide

By Faye Oney / June 5, 2018

Researchers at Vanderbilt University are making something useful out of carbon dioxide pulled from the air: Small-diameter carbon nanotubes. Their CNTs are not only higher quality, but the process to make them is cheaper than current methods.

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New strategies aim to give wood the strength to replace concrete in construction

By April Gocha / February 9, 2018

Despite its material strength, concrete’s weakness is its huge carbon footprint. New methods are emerging to process wood into a high-performance structural building material that could someday take concrete’s place in buildings and beyond.

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Microcapsule carbon capture technique may help microbreweries go ‘green’

By April Gocha / June 30, 2017

Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists have developed a carbon capture system that uses simple, nontoxic carbon dioxide-grabbing polymer microcapsules to absorb and store the greenhouse gas generated during beer brewing.

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Ceramic hydrogen separation membrane doubles flow rate, could enable clean energy

By April Gocha / December 13, 2016

Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have developed a significantly improved stable ceramic hydrogen separation membrane that can enable a hydrogen flow rate that is nearly double that of other separation membranes.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 30, 2016

Supersonic spray yields new nanomaterials, tiny squeeze boosts performance of fuel cell catalysts, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 30, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 2, 2016

Study explains graphene’s strength gap, flexible solar cells for any surface, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 2, 2016.

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Road to reduced carbon emissions might be paved in asphalt

By Stephanie Liverani / September 27, 2016

Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have developed a “new form of porous asphalt that can soak up 154% of its weight in carbon dioxide,” according to a university press release.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 18, 2016

Functionalized nanomaterials for carbon capture, floor tiles that generate power, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 18, 2016.

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The more brittle, the better—Defects key to ‘greener’ concrete manufacturing practices

By Stephanie Liverani / April 12, 2016

Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, say looking at defects could be key to ‘greener’ concrete production that will reduce concrete manufacturing’s impact on climate change.

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