Use CO2 mineral carbonation to build (free) housing
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Darjan HrenFeb 19, 2021
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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?
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.