From Superinnovators 07/02/24

The University of East London, Grimshaw architects and Tate & Lyle Sugars revealed Sugarcrete in 2023, a construction material from sugarcane bio-waste, bagasse.

Meeting industry standards for compressive strength and fire-resistance, prototype testing suggests the material can offer an alternative to concrete, but with 20 times lower carbon emissions.

Sugarcrete is five times lighter than concrete, is substantially cheaper and curing time is one week compared to 28+ days with standard concrete.

Current projects include a school extension in India and a community space in Silvertown, London, showcasing its potential in diverse environments.

All image credits University East London/Grimshaw

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