Gallery: World’s First Carbon Negative Building Block Unveiled in the U...


The Carbon Buster is the world’s first building block to capture more carbon dioxide than is emitted during its manufacturing (14kg per ton). The high-performing masonry product, developed by British company Lignacite, Ltd. in partnership with Carbon8 Aggregates, is made up of more than 50% recycled material – including Carbon8 pellets (which are made of thermal residue from waste to energy plants), water and carbon dioxide. The resulting aggregate is incorporated into the company’s products to create the carbon negative building block.

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  1. fauas56 October 12, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Me parece muy interesante su aportacion cientifica, a lo cual, leinferencia respecto a la ruta de realizar un nuevo sistema constructivo para la edificacion sostenible es de verdad muy buena aportacion…felicidades!

  2. Kate Jones January 13, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Just more greenwash to try to justify “energy from waste” plants, a.k.a. INCINERATORS.
    Burning garbage is still far from an ideal solution.

  3. english cheese man June 7, 2013 at 9:04 am

    This is great. But, what is the cost? Is it prohibitively expensive? And if it’s made from recycled materials, what if the supply dwindles?

  4. User1 June 6, 2013 at 11:50 am

    This is excellent, yet calling this the first carbon negative building block ingores many other solutions especially vernacular construction methods such as adobe, strwbale, strawslip, etc.

    Thank you for reporting on the continued quest for more sustainable building solutions.

  5. j.w. June 6, 2013 at 1:10 am

    “… the world’s first carbon neutral building block…”

    What about hempcrete?!

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