VM0043 Methodology for CO2 Utilization in Concrete Production
6. Construction, 4. Manufacturing industries
05 April 2021
This methodology is applicable to project activities that use waste CO2 as a feedstock in the production of concrete. Such project activities reduce greenhouse gas emissions in two ways. First, project activities incorporate waste CO2 into concrete, which lowers emissions by capturing gas that would have otherwise been emitted to the atmosphere, and permanently embedding it in concrete. Second, project activities lower the amount of cement required in the production of concrete compared to traditional production processes, further reducing emissions because cement production is highly energy and carbon-intensive. This methodology is applicable globally and utilizes a positive list for determining additionality.