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US startup's carbon capture concrete wins Mitsubishi's backing

Japanese trading house will use global network to promote CO2-reducing material

Blue Planet's aggregate used in concrete includes CO2 from factory emissions as an ingredient.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- A California startup with plans to recycle concrete and use it to trap carbon dioxide will receive support for its business from Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp.

Blue Planet says that compared with traditional methods of making concrete, its technology reduces CO2 by about 100 kilograms per ton.

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