Scientists hope to win global competition with concrete that incorporates and reduces carbon dioxide emissions
Carbon dioxide emissions are a big part of the growing greenhouse gas problem contributing to climate change impacts and air pollution. Scientists are in a race to find ways to reduce those emissions. One team of researchers is working on ways to trap CO2 emissions from industrial operations in cement, including emissions released from the production of concrete. But Allen Wright, executive director of ASU’s Center for Negative Carbon Emissions, led by Fulton Schools Professor Klaus Lackner, says to significantly curb those emissions, efforts need to go much further. Policymakers must enable research aimed at developing advanced carbon management technologies at a large scale. The article is also published on the AZ Big Media news site.