Facebook PixelUse CO2 mineral carbonation to build (free) housing
Brainstorming
Tour
Brainstorming
Create newCreate new
EverythingEverything
ChallengesChallenges
IdeasIdeas
Idea

Use CO2 mineral carbonation to build (free) housing

Image credit: Markus Spiske

Loading...
Darjan Hren
Darjan Hren Feb 19, 2021
Please leave the feedback on this idea
Originality

Is it original or innovative?

Feasibility

Is it feasible?

Necessity

Is it targeting an unsolved problem?

Conciseness

Is it concisely described?

Bounty for the best solution

Provide a bounty for the best solution

Bounties attract serious brainpower to the challenge.

Currency *
Bitcoin
Who gets the Bounty *
Distribution
CO2 capturing plants are already cleaning the air of it. But the current technology actually produces "waste" with Mineral carbonation putting it down into the ground. What if instead, they would be able to shape the mineral carbonation into bricks or other things and build houses or even roads with it?
1
Creative contributions

Increased cost of artificial carbonation

Loading...
Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarni Feb 22, 2021
The idea might not be viable due to the extremely high cost of artificial carbonation. The currently used alternatives (wood, brick, cement) are very cheap and cannot be replaced by a relatively tremendously costly material.

Also, natural carbonation takes a long time and, therefore, makes it reliable for use.
Please leave the feedback on this idea
Loading...
Povilas S
Povilas Sa year ago
Shubhankar Kulkarni As I understand the author suggests using the "waste" material of the carbon sequestration technology that is already in operation. This is not about aiming to replace the usual building materials coming from natural sources, just to make use of that waste material, if that's feasible.
Please leave the feedback on this idea
Loading...
Shubhankar Kulkarni
Shubhankar Kulkarnia year ago
Povilas S Ahh! I get it. In that case, what is the quantity (a ballpark figure) of the waste that is produced? Darjan Hren
Please leave the feedback on this idea
Loading...
Darko Savic
Darko Savica year ago
it seems we will have to sequester carbon either way. Plants alone might not be able to cope with the rate at which we release it into the air.
Please leave the feedback on this idea

Add your creative contribution

0 / 200

Added via the text editor

Sign up or

or

Guest sign up

* Indicates a required field

By using this platform you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy.

General comments

Loading...
Darko Savic
Darko Savica year ago
Looks like it could be done https://youtu.be/bmJkNwEpYLU
The video is from 2013. I wonder how far they have taken it by now and why this is not in use everywhere yet
Please leave the feedback on this idea
Loading...
Darjan Hren
Darjan Hrena year ago
Darko Savic There's quite some companies doing it, but not sure about their cleaning output is. Elon also said he'd give $100mil price for the best carbon capture tech so things are developing slowly in that area.
Please leave the feedback on this idea