Scientists have developed eco-concrete from sugar cane

Scientists from the University of East London have come up with a way to use sugarcane pulp to produce building materials.

The new material has a number of advantages.

Firstly, it is environmentally friendly.

Not only is a significant part of the new material made up of cane fibers remaining after the extraction of sugar juice, but also carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere during production amount to no more than 20% of those volumes that are inevitable in the production of traditional concrete or brick.

Secondly, the new material can significantly reduce construction time, because it hardens within just 1 week, while traditional materials can take up to 4 weeks.

Thirdly, “sugar concrete,” which is called Sugarcrete, can be widely used in construction, since it is possible to make from it not only finishing materials, but also load-bearing elements.

By the way, Sugarcrete is almost 5 times lighter than traditional concrete.

At the moment, it is planned that the production of this material should start in India in the near future.

It is emphasized that negotiations are already underway with a number of local companies that are showing significant interest in the new development.

At the same time, concrete made from sugar cane has enormous potential.

Experts emphasize that cane is one of the crops that is most widely grown throughout the world, so the lack of raw materials for the production of Sugarcrete is unlikely to be a problem.

At the same time, it has already been proven that the construction sector annually provides up to 40% of the total volume of harmful carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.

Therefore, if you replace a significant portion of traditional concrete and brick with products that include sugar cane, you can achieve a significant reduction in harmful emissions overall.

At the moment, it is planned that India will become the country in which large-scale production of innovative material will begin.

Experts believe that this could give India many preferences.

In particular, to help it solve problems in the construction sector, provide housing for a large number of people, create many jobs and reduce construction costs due to the lower cost of new material.

In the future, it is possible to scale up this experience almost throughout the entire planet, since today there are a large number of countries in the world that actively produce sugar cane.