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  • 1.  C-Crete

    Posted 10-03-2023 11:58 AM

    Does anyone know how this material works? See Source article:  Is low- to no-carbon cement the future of construction?

    I was curious about the binding agent in C-Crete and could not find any details based on a cursory search, including the company's website. Prudent use requires the engineering community to know more about the ingredients and the material's fundamental chemistry.

    Mitch Winkler P.E.(inactive), M.ASCE
    Houston, TX

  • 2.  RE: C-Crete

    Posted 10-06-2023 10:28 AM

    I found a similar concept here.

    Climate Tech | Brimstone

    The process is proprietary and starts with low-carbon materials.  Combining cement and aggregate production within one location also reduces the carbon footprint.  Looks like they have completed the proof of concept phase.  I believe the material has to meet IBC standards before it is widely accepted.  The goal is for the binding agent to be identical to Portland Cement.  Only the process of producing it is different.

    Chad Morrison P.E., F.ASCE
    Professional Engineer
    Greenville RI