Odisha road built from industrial waste materials

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India: Odisha has received its first cement-free road near Amanapada, Cuttack District. The Pioneer newspaper has reported that researchers from the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) developed the new material, made from 100% industrial waste, in order to cut the CO2 emissions involved in cement production and in anticipation of an acute limestone shortage in India in 25 – 50 years. KIIT founder Achyuta Samanta thanked the students whose work brought this pilot project to fruition. “The new technology has the potential to bring about a revolution in engineering construction,” he said.

Last modified on 24 June 2020

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