ChatGPT & DALL-E generated panoramic image of a bauxite refinery with a red mud pond and a cement plant beside it

Just When I Thought I Was Done With Cement Replacements, A Look At Geopolymers

One of the many people who have suggested I look at something in the space of cement and concrete decarbonization suggested red mud. All I knew was that it had something to do with aluminum, and hence I thought it would be another metal slag supplement to cement. You know … [continued]

Photo by Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

The ShAPE of Buildings to Come: Scrap Aluminum Transforms Recycling Life Cycle

Energy savings approaching 90 percent expected from employing entirely post-consumer aluminum to make high-grade building components The circular economy just closed the loop on scrap aluminum, thanks to a new patent-pending technology developed at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. That twisted aluminum mesh, those banged up bicycle … [continued]