German Sustainability Award presented to C³ project

In late November 2015, the interdisciplinary project “C³ – Carbon Concrete Composite” was awarded the German Sustainability Award in the category of “Research”. A Fraunhofer IMW team headed by Dr. Marija Radić and Dr. Nizar Abdelkafi has been involved in this project. Since 2014, the researchers, along with 130 research, business and association partners, have investigated, among other things, potential application areas for the new composite carbon concrete on a national level. In the course of the work, they are preparing a study that illustrates carbon concrete markets and market segments. Not least due to its flexibility, this construction material contributes more to the conservation of natural resources than other building materials and unlocks a wide range of potential in terms of architectural design. The project was chosen from among 87 submissions with an online audience selecting the winners from these through nominations. The prize was initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research; in 2015, the focus was on “Science Year 2015 - the City of the Future” – on research activities for sustainable developments in communities. The “C³ – Carbon Concrete Composite” is one of ten projects funded by the “Twenty20 – Partnership for Innovation” program, which is part of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research initiative “Entrepreneurial Regions”. The project features in the Fraunhofer Center's Annual Report 2014/2015. You can read the article here: more info.