Since there is so much concrete used in construction, it has a significant impact on the environment. Not only does it create a lot of CO2 emissions, but the manufacturing process can also be very polluting. Carbonaide aims to solve both these issues by developing a new type of concrete that won’t produce so much CO2. The startup has already raised €1.8 million in seed funding and hopes to eventually bring its product to market.
Carbonaide’s CEO, Tapio Vehmas, believes that the constructed environment can be used to trap more CO2 than it emits. With this type of technology, Carbonaide hopes to create a more sustainable future for everyone.
Carbonaide is exploring new ways to bind carbon dioxide into precast concrete, with the hope of reducing its emissions. If successful, this technology could revolutionize the way that concrete is made and have a significant impact on climate change.
If successful, this seed funding round will help Carbonaide scale its technology into a production line and ultimately create more sustainable seeds. This would not only help to protect the environment, but would also provide sustenance for future generations.
Carbon curing is a process that involves the use of carbon dioxide to accelerate the cure time of a resin, often used in precast concrete. The goal for this funding round is to scale the technology into an industrial-scale pilot factory. With the funding, we can implement the technology into a precast concrete production line that allows carbon curing as part of the industrial process. This would allow us to determine exactly how much carbon dioxide is needed and how long it should take for a particular resin to cure, which would then allow for accurate manufacturing costs.
The price of low-carbon products is one of the major factors that determines whether or not they will be successful. If products are too expensive, people may not be willing to purchase them, and the technology may not spread. However, if prices are lower than traditional products, people might be more likely to try out the new technology and realize its benefits.
Twenty-two countries have now ratified the Paris Agreement committing to holding global warming within 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. Once fully operational, Carbonaide’s carbon-negative concrete chain could significantly reduce emissions from our economy and help us stay within this internationally agreed upon limit. Bringing the conservative construction industry with us will be essential to making this a reality, and Carbonaide is working hard to do just that. Not only would it be a significant step forward in combatting climate change, but an increased reliance on Carbonaide’s products could also usher in new opportunities for the commercial market.
According to Vehmas, the low carbon industry must be able to overcome conservative market tendencies in order to have any hope of becoming a reality. If successful, this could set a precedent for other environmentally-friendly technologies and hopefully help pay down our carbon debt for future generations.
Building on Carbonaide’s experience in the construction industry, Vehmas is confident that the project has a good chance of succeeding. Withsufficient investment, he sees the potential for Carbonaide to become a model for sustainable development. This endeavor could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pave the way towards greener lifestyles for future generations.
Vehmas says that the industry is highly conservative, so it was important to get the backing of players in order to make this investment. He also says that their experience with concrete and the technology will help them succeed. This investment is another step forward for Vehmas and his company as they strive to improve their products and services.
Lakan Betoni and Vantaa Energy hope that Carbonaide will help reduce Finland’s greenhouse gas emissions. The company plans to use carbon dioxide as a raw material for concrete production, which could help to lower Finland’s reliance on imported fossil fuels.
The concrete and energy companies supporting Carbonaide are doing so in more ways than just financially. They are also able to provide carbon dioxide for Carbonaide’s processes, which is important because while too much carbon dioxide is fizzing its way into the atmosphere, the captive kind that we need for everything from concrete to soda is in short supply.
Vehmas hopes that Carbonaide’s pilot factory can lead the construction industry in a more sustainable direction, helping to save planets and avert global warming.
The goal of the researchers is to create a technology that will make it easy to implement on-site landscaping that can help alleviate global emissions. The modular unit they are developing will be easy to install and enable people to have control over their environment while mitigating emissions. If all goes as planned, this technology could have a significant impact on the future of global climate change.