Reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by replacing Portland cement with carbonation-activated slag


Funding from nature and technologies research fund of the Government of Quebec (Prof. Shao, McGill University, Canada)

This research project aims at reducing the environmental footprint of the cement and concrete product manufacturing through a circular economy strategy involving the steel industry. The mitigation option relies on the innovative use of steel slag as a cementing material which upon carbonation activation and the use of wood chips filler can produce cement-free and carbon-negative construction blocks. The modeling of the entire supply chain in NATEM allows to study the optimal market conditions for these innovative construction products and to what extent they can contribute to the mitigation of greenhouse gases in Quebec.

Other projects in this category


Energy Modeling Forum – EMF 37: high electrification scenarios for North America

Funding from the H3Hub at HEC Montréal (Canada)


Data valorization and robust optimization to guide the energy transition towards smart grids with a strong renewable component (VORTEX)

IVADO (institute for data valorization) funding program for fundamental research (Prof. Olivier Bahn, HEC Montréal, Canada)


Modelling and decision-making practices for transportation and climate policy – Quebec, Ontario, Vermont and California

Funding from the joint clean climate transport research partnership. Partnership Development Grants (Prof Mark Purdon, University of Quebec in Montreal).