Production of sustainable cement

People

Principal investigator

Research areas

External Member

Will Nash

Description

Nick Birbilis, Will Nash (WSP Consulting)

Concrete, a composite of coarse aggregate, fine aggregate and hardened cement, is the most widely used material on earth.  The production of conventional cement (ordinary Portland cement) which is the key ingredient in concrete – accounts for the largest single emission source of CO2 on the planet. The project will look at alternatives to cement, for production of cement-like products. Alternatives include mycelium based products, using natural, organic waste as the ‘building’ material.

Goals

Produce materials made from mycelium

Requirements

Suitable for students in engineering with an interest in bio-logical materials.

Keywords

Mushrooms, mycelium, concrete, cement, materials

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