Concrete Cement & Construction
Every year, 30 million tonnes of concrete fuel construction worldwide. But the production of the go-to composite material comes at high cost — a colossal carbon footprint. The cement industry is alone responsible for 8% of global emissions. Future roads, buildings, dams, bridges, and homes demand a new solution. CHASM offers it. Get to know NTeC-C, a pioneering nanotube hybrid material with the potential to cut the carbon footprint of concrete by more than 50%.
Building a greener future — with concrete
The invention of modern concrete dates back to the early 1800s. Today, the milestones of yesteryear — the first concrete street in America, built in Ohio in 1891, the first concrete homes, constructed by Thomas Edison in Union, N.J. in 1908 — illustrate its journey from exclusivity to mass-production. As the single most used substance in the world after water, it is also the source of much scrutiny. If the cement industry were a country, it would be the third largest carbon dioxide emitter in the world.
Under pressure to decarbonize, the cement-, concrete-, and construction industries, alongside its subsidiaries and vendors, are seeking ways to become more sustainable. CHASM’s new brand of concrete — greener, smarter, scalable, and more cost-effective — can help them dramatically reduce their carbon emissions.
The drive to decarbonize demands a new brand of concrete
Take the example of a typical 15 million square-foot semiconductor fabrication plant with a factory floor requiring around 15 million cubic feet of concrete. By using 115 MT of NTeC-C rather than regular concrete, the plant can eliminate over 59,000 MT of Co2 emissions, the equivalent of removing over 13,000 passenger cars per year.
Welcome to a new sustainable era in construction
NTeC-C defies barriers that have stopped others from reducing cement in concrete. What enables this hybrid of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) to cut carbon emissions while strengthening concrete’s mechanical properties?