Paving slab takes a step toward reducing carbon emissions

11/14/2011 | ScientificAmerican.com

A new invention not only reduces carbon emissions but generates electricity as well. It's a paving slab made of recycled polymer concrete whose surface is made from recycled truck tires. "Every time someone walks on the slab, it converts the kinetic energy from the footstep into electricity, so it is an off-grid power solution within urban spaces and transport infrastructure," explains Laurence Kemball-Cook, the British engineer who developed the product.

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