Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world: Many millions of tons of concrete are used every year.  But it has its downsides: Up to 8% of the world’s CO2 comes from the production of concrete.  If the concrete industry were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of CO2 after China and the USA. Researchers are working on sustainable solutions in various projects.  A German-African cooperation at BAM has now developed a climate-friendly alternative that is just as resilient and safe as conventional concrete.

Speaker: Dr. Dipl.-Ing. Wol­fram Schmidt, Technology of Construction Materials Division, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

The lecture was part of Berlin Science 2021 and organised by the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung.