Low Carbon Concrete for Arctic Climate with Excellent Sustainability and Durability

What we do

The frost resistance issue is likely the biggest challenge/obstacle in reducing the carbon footprint of concrete. Ar2CorD will focus on the optimisation of low carbon concrete (LCC) with the use of established and non-established locally available supplementary cementitious materials (SCM), with substitution of minimally 30% of portland cement. The solutions to the issues created by the freeze-thaw cycle encountered in Arctic conditions will be addressed to achieve a suitable evaluation system for LCC.

Our objectives

Cement and concrete have a significant share in the building industry and so in the generation of CO2 connected to obtaining input materials, production and transportation. Therefore, the cement and concrete industry's common aim is to implement solutions that will lead to a lower carbon footprint, uptake of a circular economy and ensure that their products have sufficient durability.

Project priority

Climate Change

Project period





Lead Partner

UiT, The Arctic University of Norway

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Project info


2.3 Promoting the transition to a circular and resource efficient economy

Total Budget

1.407.159,65 EUR

NPA Co-Financing

819.452,31 EUR

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