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Building concrete solutions. A unique additive for the ideal concrete.

Project description

Cutting concrete’s carbon footprint

Affordable, universal and irreplaceable, concrete is the most widely used man-made material. It also has a massive carbon footprint to match. Concrete production contributes to 5 % of annual anthropogenic global CO2 production. The problem is getting worse as the use of this material increases. The EU-funded ngCon project is developing a new concrete additive to improve the compressive strength of concrete by up to 50 %. The ngCon additive can give the construction material the desired consistency, all in one shot. It can also reduce the calcination temperature, cutting energy demand by half. It also reduces by 30 % the amount of calcium carbonate required, which is responsible for the CO2 emissions after combustion.

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Batiment C Epfl Innovation Park
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000