Composite materials capable of adsorbing CO2 suitable for use in building envelopes

Composite materials absorbing carbon dioxide for use in the construction of buildings.

18th February 2024
Technologies IP
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Background

Climate change is primarily caused by the release of greenhouse gasses, e.g., CO2 (417 ppm in 2022), into the atmosphere from human activities like burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and industrial processes. These gasses trap heat leading to global warming. disrupting Earth's climate patterns and causing severe weather phenomena. The existing solutions for diminishing the existence of CO2 in the atmosphere develop and install machines that suck air that captures it and store it permanently underground.

Technology Overview

The solution develops composite materials for built environment applications, capturing CO2. It mixes construction materials like cement, gypsum, or recycled bricks with microporous materials and binding agents. Scalable through additive 3D printing, it enables cost-effective production of sophisticated structures, addressing climate change and reshaping the built environment effectively.

Stage of Development

Today, the invention is in TRL* 4, with the next steps being: Large-scale construction of monoliths and their placement of monoliths on a building

Benefits

  • Climate change mitigation
  • Environmentally friendly carbon sequestration technique
  • Enhancing nature-based solutions
  • Alternative storage of captured carbon dioxide
  • Makes carbon capture widely available
  • Carbon dioxide may be collected if the materials are recycled

Applications

  • Building Envelopes.
  • Decorative ornaments for interior design
  • Elements of the built environment (interior / exterior)

Opportunity

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens is seeking to collaborate and/or licence the technology to a construction company for scale-up development and commercialisation.

Patents


IP Status

  • Patent pending

Seeking

  • Licensing
  • R&D partner
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