How Africa is pioneering the development of green concrete

 

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Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world: Many millions of tons of concrete are used every year. 

But it has its downsides: Up to 8% of the world's CO2 comes from the production of concrete. 

If the concrete industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of CO2 after China and the USA.

Researchers are working on sustainable solutions in various projects.  A German-African cooperation at BAM has now developed a climate-friendly alternative that is just as resilient and safe as conventional concrete.

Speaker: Dr. Wolfram Schmidt, Division Technology of Construction Materials

Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Wolfram Schmidt, Division Technology of Construction Materials of Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Wolfram Schmidt, Division Technology of Construction Materials of Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

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Date3 Nov 2021, 11:00 - 12:00
TypeVideo
TopicSustainable building materials: A house made with cassava
SpeakerDr. Wolfram Schmidt, Division Technology of Construction Materials
LinkYouTube