Cement, concrete and ceramic materials account for over 8% of global CO2 emissions. These emissions are set to rise as countries continue to develop and urbanize.
Half of these emissions arise from chemical processes - meaning even a full transition to green energy and transportation wouldn't eliminate the associated carbon footprint. To fully decarbonize these materials, we need to find radical, green alternatives and/or embrace carbon capture technologies.
Source: Catham House Report, 2018
We're developing sustainable alternatives to cement, concrete and ceramic materials by combining plant-derived biopolymers with inorganic minerals to produce strong, hard materials. We avoid petroleum-based solvents and high-temperature processing to produce these biomimetic hybrid (bio-hybrid) materials which have mechanical properties on par with ordinary concrete.
"Interesting, very interesting!"
Mr. Dan Jones, Expert in Historical Building Materials.