ICE - Concretene, graphene enhanced concrete, online
15th December 2021 12:00 pm
After water, concrete is the most widely used substance on Earth.
It’s also 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 about:
- how Concretene is already reducing CO2
- how the technology works
- current applications
- the future for this material including the route to accreditation
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