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LAILA YUILE -- We will always require steel, glass and concrete; therefore, solutions need to be developed in order to find cleaner production methods






The breakthrough means that, for the first time, concentrated solar energy can be used to create the extreme heat required to make cement, steel, glass and other industrial processes. In other words, carbon-free sunlight can replace fossil fuels in a heavy carbon-emitting corner of the economy that has been untouched by the clean energy revolution.




This is absolutely a game changer.

Why? Construction and industry accounts for a massive amount of emissions globally.

Steel production alone requires massive amounts of coking coal which burns cleaner than thermal coal but produces emissions nonetheless. We will always require steel, glass and concrete; therefore, solutions need to be developed in order to find cleaner production methods.

These kind of breakthroughs and experiments are happening as we speak and solutions are being found while others desperately try to hold fast to old tech and old ways. Even if this isn't the right method, the tech and breakthrough will spur innovation and experimentation across this sector and others.




It's not an exaggeration to say the climate and consequences of climate extremes are being felt globally in a big way. We need to make big, systematic changes, as quickly as we can.

Brava to those bold enough to rise above the noise and do the hard work.


"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. 

They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things.

They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

~ Rob Siltanen

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