After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on Earth. It’s also one of the most polluting, being responsible for 8-10% of global CO2 emissions.
Engineers from Nationwide Engineering and scientists from The University of Manchester’s Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) have developed an enhanced concrete that promises to be a game-changer thanks to the transformational addition of 2D material - graphene.
Concretene is a pioneering UK-based technology that is both greener and cheaper – it significantly reduces carbon emissions by: Creating a structural enhancement for 99% of the world's concrete Up to 50% increase in compressive, tensile and flexural strength 100% removal of steel reinforcement & joints in ground bearing and suspended slabs Up to 30% removal of the concrete volumes in ground bearing and suspended slabs 20% reduction in overall cost
With over 500 tonnes of Concretene already deployed on commercial projects across the UK, hear how Concretene is already reducing CO2, how the technology works, current applications and the future for this material including the route to accreditation.