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In the crusade to cut global CO2 emissions, we tend look to power plants, cars, and manufacturing. Nowadays, our building materials are also garnering attention, and researchers from Kansas State University have developed a type of concrete made from biofuel waste that has a lower carbon footprint than conventional concrete. The world uses about 7 billion cubic meters of the mixture each year, making it the most utilized industrial material after water. Taking advantage of the byproducts from biofuel production such as corn stover, wheat straw, and rice straw, the team was able to create a stronger concrete and save excess material from ending up in the landfill.

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  1. Ziggy Popacapolis October 21, 2014 at 5:24 am

    Should work nicely with Hempcrete too, now “if only we could find a sustainable source for our Lime” :)

  2. murgor April 30, 2014 at 5:39 am

    where is this concrete being used in the world?
    are there building which have used this material? where?

  3. jozipie March 21, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Thank you for having a G+ button!!

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