Starch in Construction Materials

By: Dr Michael Radeloff…

As urban populations grow world-wide so does the demand for materials and resources to support them. While construction activities improve the quality of human life, they also have a significant impact on the environment. The production of construction materials requires energy and generates greenhouse gases.

To move away from the linear economic model of ‘take, make, and waste’ and towards resource efficiency, a sustainable built environment is needed: a regenerative economic system in which resource and energy consumption are minimised.

The reduction of carbon footprint for construction materials can start at the production phase, where energy efficient processes can be developed and waste or recycled materials can be employed.

Learn how starch and its derivatives can improve performance and sustainability of construction materials and building products.