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Fly ash binder could eventually replace Portland cement in concrete

By Faye Oney / June 19, 2018

Scientists have developed an environmentally-friendly material that could eventually replace conventional Portland cement in concrete. The new composite, consisting mostly of fly ash, was found to be as structurally strong as Portland cement.

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Crystals are key when it comes to reducing cement’s carbon footprint

By Stephanie Liverani / October 4, 2016

Rice University researchers delved deeper into concrete’s inner workings to detail previously unexplored aspects that affect the energy required to manufacture the ubiquitous material and that could slash emissions.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 15, 2014

Acoustic imaging for cracks, greener cement, DIY device printing, rediscovered ultrahigh temperature ceramics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 15, 2014.

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Biofuels byproduct shown to be effective cement supplement

By Eileen De Guire / March 19, 2013

Cement researcher Feraidon Ataie. Credit: KSU. Researchers at Kansas State University have demonstrated that certain bioethanol and other biofuel byproducts can be converted into a cementitious material that can work well as a replacement for part of the Portland cement used in concrete. The idea is that the waste material could potentially reduce some of…

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Video of the Week: ‘Green concrete’ composed of 70% fly ash

By / January 31, 2011

[flash preview=force] Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology believe that increasing the amount of fly ash in concrete up to 70 percent can result in excellent concrete in terms of both strength and durability. And it could prevent millions of tons of the waste product from ending up in landfills. “Traditional specifications…

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Tutorials on making small items from geopolymer cements

By / April 2, 2010

Geopolymer Ceramic mixing from Geopolymer Institute on Vimeo. Geopolymer Ecological Cement mixing from Geopolymer Institute on Vimeo. For more information on geopolymers, see this explanation from Trudy Kriven.

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