Outreach Asphalt & Concrete


Zolliker Zumiker Bote: Vielschichtig wie Asphalt

Nachhaltigkeit im Strassenbau: Kreisläufe optimieren und Leistung beurteilen

Der Asphaltprofi: Recycling ist Teil der Lösung (Seite 26 & 27)

Asphalt & Bitumen: 100 Prozent Recycling für verkehrsarme Straßen 

Empa Quarterly: With a pinch of rubber

Tire Recycling Solutions Press Release: TRS Tyre Recycling Solutions - A Revolutionary Technology

NZZ (paywall/membership): Aus Alt bau Neu! Architekten entdecken Recycling

"SRF Tagesschau" contribution: Hier fährt der Verkehr über Plastik Asphalt

"WochenBlatt" article: Revolution beim Asphalt



Seminar RFA Built Environment: Mining the Atmosphere

7. November 2023, 15:30 20:00 , Dübendorf, Empa Akademie


The worldwide and Swiss struggle to fight climate change relies on reaching the net-zero balance of greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050 and continuing with negative emissions later on. This requires two parallel strategies: reducing the current emissions and implementing negative emission technologies at large scale. These challenges are in particular relevant for the building and construction sector, one of the largest sources of emissions globally.

Removing the CO2 from the atmosphere is thus the objective of different groups belonging to the Empa's Research Focus Area Built Environment. We do not stop here – we work on using the removed CO2 as a valuable resource for the construction industry.

In this seminar we will present and discuss recent achievements in recent projects devoted to CO2 removal and further CO2 valorization and sequestration in construction materials.


Target audience

Stakeholders, practitioners and scientists from the sectors of construction, buildings and infrastructure, energy, environment, sustainability.