This Canadian startup, Carbicrete, has created a carbon consuming alternative to cement, that will create the building blocks for a carbon negative future. To live in a carbon-negative home, the human race does not have to pack up and move back into caves. We just have to change the way we build. Yuri Mytko, Chief…

Montreal-based CarbiCrete continues to ramp up commercialization efforts of its carbon-negative process for manufactured concrete production through an industrial-scale pilot project in partnership with Quebec hardscape manufacturer Patio Drummond. The cleantech company plans to produce up to 25,000 concrete masonry units (CMUs) daily at the Drummondville, Quebec plant when production begins in August 2020. CarbiCrete’s…

What if companies that are capturing and storing carbon have it all wrong? What if, instead of finding a place to store carbon—at a cost—they could profit from it by using it in the manufacture of marketable and environmentally safe products? Researchers at a variety of companies are working on using carbon as an ingredient…

When it comes to making the building trade more environmentally friendly…

This is the latest in a regular series exploring early-stage technologies and scientific developments that could play a role in corporate solutions to climate change. (The previous installments are here.) Email ideas and pitches to heather@greenbiz.com. Some sources of carbon dioxide emissions are set in stone, somewhat literally. Click here to read more…

Humans worldwide produce between 35 and 40 billion metric tons of carbon air emissions each year, a big chunk of which comes from fossil fuel-burning power plants. Efforts to reduce emissions only go so far and getting rid of smokestacks is nearly impossible, but there is an alternative on the horizon. Let’s transform some of…

Take a deep breath and exhale. Your breath produced about .0001 pounds of carbon dioxide, a colorless gas, that is essential to life on earth. CO2 is formed when one atom of carbon combines with two atoms of oxygen and is produced by a wide variety of natural and man-made sources. We use it in…

A Montreal-based startup, Carbicrete, is helping is helping to deflect CO2 emissions by developing a technology that can cheaply capture a byproduct from steel manufacturing and recycle it into usable concrete, making a sturdy, carbon-neutral product. “Concrete blocks, commonly used in basement and foundation walls, are a staple of the construction industry. Unfortunately, producing cement,…

Concrete is everywhere. Our cities are built with it, and it’s the most abundant substance on earth after water. But concrete poses an environmental problem. It is made with cement—the production of which accounts for 5% of the world’s CO2 emissions. The demand for concrete remains high, and with the commitments that both the Canadian…

What if carbon-dioxide emissions could be transformed from a liability into an asset? That’s the $20-million question behind the NRG COSIA Carbon XPrize, a global competition to create technology that converts CO2 into valuable products. “In energy and climate, few ideas are as potentially transformative as the idea of turning the economics of CO2 and…

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