August 2010

Urgent Letter to All Supporters of Beneficial Use

To All Supporters of CCP Beneficial Use:

New Fly Ash Regulations Threaten Sustainable Concrete

(Sustainable Concrete 8-2-2010) Concrete is the most used building material in the world. The only resource consumed in greater quantity is water. For every person on the planet approximately 35 cubic feet of concrete is produced each year.
The manufacture of the main binding agent in concrete, portland cement, accounts for between 5 percent and 7 percent of the world’s carbon dioxide output. Researchers are investigating many ways to reduce the carbon dioxide footprint of concrete from new manufacturing techniques to alternative binders for concrete.