C-Crete Technologies co-founders Rouzbeh Shahsavari and Natanel Barookhian entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s entrepreneurship completion with a new type of cement that has the potential to continue the evolution of concrete. They left with an additional $100,000 in their pockets and the title of “grand prize.”
The use of cementitious materials dates all the way back to the building of the pyramids and concrete has grown into the most prevalent building material in the world. Since the days of the pyramids, concrete has undergone many subtle changes that have increased its strength, decreased its weight, allowed it to be used in more applications and become not only a strong building material, but a favorite architectural feature of buildings and landscapes.
C-Crete has taken that process one step further with a new type of cement that is harder and more durable than any on the market. In addition, the product allows concrete producers to reduce their carbon footprint.
The result is a concrete that weighs less but is stronger, which, in turn, requires less energy to manufacture and transport.
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