CHEMent’s patent-pending technology eliminates all CO2 emissions in cement production.

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Concrete is the most widely consumed resource in the world after water, and the production of cement — the main component of concrete — is one of the biggest polluters on the planet.

CHEMent’s patent-pending technology takes the same cheap and abundant raw materials used to make Portland cement (the most common type). However, CHEMent employs a room-temperature electrochemical process — rather than a 1450 degrees Celsius (2500 degrees Fahrenheit) coal-or gas-fired kiln — which eliminates the first 50% of CO2 emissions in the cement-making process. The other half is chemically released and currently difficult to capture for reuse. CHEMent’s technology changes this by generating a pure stream of CO2 and allowing for much cleaner and cheaper carbon capture, resulting in the elimination of the remaining 50% of CO2 emissions. /p>

When produced at scale, this technology could drastically cut the two gigatons of CO2 produced each year from cement production that account for nearly 8% of all emissions worldwide.


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