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Episode 19: Cement That Won’t Sink Us

Everybody in the Pool

Sep 21 2023 • 29 mins

This week on Everybody in the Pool, sometimes you just need to know that people are out there working on solving hard problems—like cement, which has roughly the same global CO2 emissions as … well, cars. It’s a big problem, it’s basically been made for the same way for 150 years, and it’s the single most-consumed human-made material on earth. So a few years ago, Cody Finke, a chemist, was looking for an impactful company to start in the climate space that wasn’t getting a ton of attention. Turns out, it’s cement. Fast forward to today and they’ve got a process for making carbon negative cement that’s exactly the same as what we use today. PHEW, right?


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