Low-cost replacement for building materials
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Low-cost replacement for building materials

Can you imagine making building materials of crop residue and industrial by-products? GreenJams did! Its founder Tarun Jami spent five years studying hempcrete academically to equip himself with the technical skills to create a carbon-negative product. After several trials, he invented Agrocrete – a carbon-negative building material comprising crop residue and a lime-based binder. While Agrocrete is a scientific anomaly, the most amazing aspect is that it augments farmers’ income, keeps the air clean, and generates rural employment. Further, it helps reverse climate change. Tarun Jami shares more on this green revolution in the cement industry….

The journey


During his undergrad days of studying civil engineering, Jami came to learn about climate change and the impact of construction activities on it. Since he became conscious of the destruction construction would cause to our environment, he started looking out for technologies and materials that would mitigate this impact. Towards the end of his engineering course, he stumbled upon a building material called hempcrete, which was carbon-negative and made of hemp. He spent five years studying hempcrete to equip himself with the technical skills to create Agrocrete. In 2017, he began his PhD at CSIR-Central Building Research Institute (CSIR-CBRI), Roorkee. 

Can you imagine that construction could help reverse climate change? That epiphany set Jami on a journey that has brought him this far. 

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Can you imagine making building materials of crop residue and industrial by-products? GreenJams did! Its founder Tarun Jami spent five years studying hempcrete academically to equip himself with the technical skills to create a carbon-negative product. After several trials, he invented Agrocrete – a carbon-negative building material comprising crop residue and a lime-based binder. While Agrocrete is a scientific anomaly, the most amazing aspect is that it augments farmers’ income, keeps the air clean, and generates rural employment. Further, it helps reverse climate change. Tarun Jami shares more on this green revolution in the cement industry….The journeyDuring his undergrad days of studying civil engineering, Jami came to learn about climate change and the impact of construction activities on it. Since he became conscious of the destruction construction would cause to our environment, he started looking out for technologies and materials that would mitigate this impact. Towards the end of his engineering course, he stumbled upon a building material called hempcrete, which was carbon-negative and made of hemp. He spent five years studying hempcrete to equip himself with the technical skills to create Agrocrete. In 2017, he began his PhD at CSIR-Central Building Research Institute (CSIR-CBRI), Roorkee. Can you imagine that construction could help reverse climate change? That epiphany set Jami on a journey that has brought him this far.  Click here to know more

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