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Cement-free concrete recipe bonds sand using alcohol

A sample of the new cement-free concrete, made by bonding sand directly through alcohol and a catalyst

Concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world, but unfortunately the cement used to make it carries quite a carbon footprint. Now, scientists at the University of Tokyo have created a cement-free alternative that directly bonds sand particles together using a reaction between alcohol and a catalyst.

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Category: Materials, Science

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