Novacem wins green award

Novacem wins green award
Published: 06 September 2011

Novacem’s Carbon Negative Cement won Material ConneXion’s second annual MEDIUM Award.

“If implemented, the material would take care of most of construction’s attempts at carbon reductions in one fell swoop,” says Material ConneXion Vice President Dr. Andrew H. Dent of the company’s selection for 2011 MEDIUM award.

The selection, Novacem‘s Carbon Negative Cemement, replaces calcium carbonates used in typical cement formulation with magnesium silicates and uses a lower-temperature production process that runs on biomass fuels.

Novacem associate engineer Daniel Bowden says that while the cement is still in development, it is already achieving strengths of up to 80Mpa.