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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1791–1805, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1791-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1791–1805, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1791-2021
Data description paper
30 Apr 2021
Data description paper | 30 Apr 2021

Global CO2 uptake by cement from 1930 to 2019

Rui Guo et al.

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Using a life-cycle approach, we estimated the CO2 process emission and uptake of cement materials produced and consumed from 1930 to 2019; ~21 Gt of CO2, about 55 % of the total process emission, had been abated through cement carbonation. China contributed the greatest to the cumulative uptake, with more than 6 Gt (~30 % of the world total), while ~59 %, or more than 12 Gt, of the total uptake was attributed to mortar. Cement CO2 uptake makes up a considerable part of the human carbon budget.