Using olive biomass as a cement additive

07/14/2011 | Chemical & Engineering News

Researchers is Spain have worked with replacing a percentage of cement with olive biomass to create mortar. They've discovered that when up to 10% of the cement is replaced with the ash that remains after burning olive waste. the mortar still meets industry standards. "Olive biomass would be low cost, produce little carbon dioxide, and help olive-oil-producing countries dispose of a major waste product," said one of the researchers.

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