The New Stuff

Carbon Buster

Carbon Buster – The world’s first carbon-negative building block


Carbon Buster

It seems that British masonry product company Lignacite has finally made their come-back with their newest building block named aptly as the ‘Carbon Buster’. Touted as the world’s first carbon-negative building block, according to the company (which had been in the doldrums for the past few years), this product does have the potential to preserve Lignacite’s work force. However, beyond the scope of their enterprise, the Carbon Buster can have a seriously ‘green’ effect on the construction business of Britain (and even the world).

Created from more than 50 percent recycled aggregate materials, the Carbon Buster is the fruit of the collaborative effort from Lignacite and Carbon8 (with research help from the Greenwich University). In this regard, the recycled materials were actually combined with Carbon8’s pellets (made from thermal residue generated from waste and energy plants). This resultant composite was then mixed with carbon dioxide and water, thus endowing the final composition of Carbon Buster.

In terms of its working scope, the block can actually capture carbon dioxide from the eco-system (at the capacity of 14 kg per ton), thus making it the world’s first carbon-negative building block. This certainly opens up possibilities where future buildings act as synthetic entities that ‘clean up’ our environment, much like their natural counterparts, i.e, the trees.

Via: Lignacite

Recommended for You

The following two tabs change content below.
A proud native of the beautiful steel township of Durgapur, West Bengal, Dattatreya’s fascination lies within a range of diverse matters. With a bachelor’s degree in architecture, he is quite fond of his hardcore strategy gamer as well as amateur historian tag. Of course, with over two years of blogging experience under his belt, he also likes to write about the latest updates on home based technology and gizmo oriented products.

Recently Published

The Mountain - $2 million natural swimming pool
»

This $2 million natural swimming pool features 5 spectacular waterfalls

Samsung Curved Soundbar
»

Samsung’s latest curved soundbar goes well with your curved TV

Dyson Project N223
»

Dyson working on an autonomous vacuum cleaner codenamed N223

Water Sculpture by Ben Young
»

The sculptural ocean waves handcrafted using layered sheets of glass

Modular Kitchenette Set by Stephanie Nguyen
»

Stephanie Nguyen’s modular kitchenette set is made entirely of Staron

Meteo_Ra Showerhead
»

Meteo_Ra Showerhead brightens up your bathroom like a starry sky

H-House by Ian Weir
»

H-House by Ian Weir in Point Henry, Australia is bushfire safe

Dots by ARIS Architects
»

DOTS is modular shelving system with interchangeable boxes

Jero Yurt by Trakke
»

Off-grid Jero yurt assembled together using prefabricated materials

Wallit Wall-mounted Bar by JSN Design
»

Wallit is wall-mounted tiny bar with ample storage

BIA 2014 Cylinder Vanity
»

Reinvent 21st century bathroom with gold-plated cylindrical vanity

B&W CM S2 Series
»

B&W launches CM S2 Speakers boasting decoupled double dome tweeters

Smart Gaswatch
»

Smart Gaswatch Scale with digital alert lets propane grills burn endlessly

Long Brick House by Foldes Architects
»

Long Brick House showcases 17-meter long library wall inside

Cocoon Media Unit by Boss Design
»

Boss Design reinvents boring office space with Cocoon Media Unit

Share with your friends










Submit