Big Tech is throwing money at one of the trickiest climate problems to solve: cleaning up carbon dioxide emissions from making concrete. This initiative goes one step farther — aiming to turn concrete into a tool for trapping CO2.
A trio of companies says they’ve taken carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and used it to make concrete for construction projects across California’s Bay Area.
This is the first time this has been done anywhere in the world, according to the announcement Friday. And if the effort takes off, there’s potential for it to become a useful strategy for slashing the tremendous amount of greenhouse gas emissions that come from concrete.
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