SulfCrete, in association with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, has developed a distinct and inexpensive sulfur polymer that could make concrete more environmentally sustainable.
Traditional concrete production emits large amounts of greenhouse gases. The sulfur polymer can be used in place of cement and produces a product that is less permeable that the traditional concrete. According to a report on AZoM.com:
William Biamonte, SulfCrete CEO and co-founder also believes that the interest towards climate change concerns could result to new customers.
“The world has changed dramatically. From Manhattan hit with hurricanes to Bangladesh, where there are so many floods that the ground is too salinized to grow crops there anymore. Everything that’s been built of steel and concrete is being compromised by the salt water— including piers, pilings, and bulkheads. So, making the world more adaptable to our changing climate is an important consideration for our future, “ he said.