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The CLIMAFIX Summit is India’s largest climate startup summit, organized by EAI & Energy Consortium – IIT Madras. Solomon Jones of Terracarb shares his thoughts on Low Carbon Materials at CLIMAFIX Summit 2022, Nov 25 & 26, 2022, at the IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai.

The session was moderated by Narendra Bhandari, Sea Fund

Other panel participants were:

Sivakumar Muthusamy and Gnanapragasam Singaravel – Ariviya (Watch their presentation – here)

Suthagar S – Arola (Watch their presentation – here)

Vikram Bakaraju – Pavakah Energy (Watch their presentation – here)

Abhilash Subramanyam – ReWill  (Watch their presentation – here)

Prasad Gangavkar – LUXSOLI Energy  (Watch their presentation – here

The Quest for Sustainable Construction

In the age of environmental awareness, the construction industry faces mounting pressure to reduce its carbon footprint. As one of the largest contributors to global carbon emissions, the sector is ripe for transformation. Graphene—a carbon-based nanomaterial with unparalleled potential to reshape the way we build.

Unveiling Graphene: The Wonder Material of the 21st Century

Graphene’s journey from the laboratory to the construction site begins with its remarkable properties. As the “fundamental of the 21st century,” graphene boasts exceptional strength, conductivity, and flexibility. These qualities make it a versatile candidate for various industries, including construction.

Tackling Carbon Emissions: The Role of Graphene in Construction

With a keen focus on sustainability, an organization is spearheading efforts to democratize graphene use in construction. Their mission? To address the construction industry’s carbon footprint head-on by leveraging graphene’s potential.

Cracking the Code: Scalable Graphene Production

The organization’s first challenge? Developing a manufacturing platform capable of producing graphene at scale. By harnessing low-value graphite and a water-based process, they’ve unlocked a cost-effective solution for graphene production—a crucial step towards widespread adoption.

Enhancing Concrete: Graphene’s Impact on Construction Materials

Concrete, a cornerstone of construction, undergoes a transformation with the integration of graphene. Through extensive research, the organization has discovered that graphene can significantly enhance concrete’s permeability, strength, and long-term durability—paving the way for sustainable construction practices.

Piloting Innovation: Introducing Graphene-Enhanced Concrete

The organization is already making waves in the industry with pilot projects and partnerships. By introducing graphene-enhanced concrete to construction companies, they’re demonstrating the feasibility and impact of their solution. Through seamless integration into existing processes, graphene is ready to revolutionize construction practices.

Expanding Horizons: The Future of Graphene in Construction

Looking ahead, the potential applications of graphene in construction are boundless. From precast elements to infrastructure projects, graphene promises to drive sustainability while enhancing performance. With ambitious goals to mitigate carbon emissions, the organization is ready to lead the charge towards a greener future.

In the quest for sustainable construction, Terracarb emerges as a transformative force. Through innovation, collaboration, and a steadfast commitment to environmental stewardship, the organization is pioneering a new era of construction—one where sustainability and performance go hand in hand. With graphene as their ally, the future of construction looks brighter than ever before.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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