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Turn CO2 into building materials? Here’s how it’s done!

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MCi is a technology platform that transforms CO2 into building materials and other valuable industrial products.

The company has designed and built three carbon reactor systems.

This includes the flagship world-first global reference pilot plant in Newcastle, Australia, which transforms waste materials and emissions created by industrial processes.

They transform the waste materials into plasterboards made by combining CO2 with an abundant low-grade rock called serpentinite.

The company aims at locking away 1 billion tonnes of CO2 per annum by 2040.

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Using a natural process of storing CO2 called mineral carbonation or weathering, the company is building and creating carbonate products like cement brick and plaster board.

They give example the White Cliffs of Dover in England whicy is known as the Earth’s natural weathering process.

It takes millions of years for the earth to absorb CO2 into the cliffs and that’s why they’re white.

What the company did is to take that process from millions of years into a matter of hours in an industrial setting.

Read more: An expert explains: How to turn industrial carbon emissions into building materials

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