bioMASON employs natural microorganisms and chemical processes to manufacture biological cement-based masonry building materials. 800.000.000 tons of CO² are emitted a year to produce the 1.23 trillion bricks that are used. Those bricks stacked up on each other would reach to the moon and back more than 300 times. Why not use nature to produce materials? Nature, in e.g. sea shells, is actually capable of building more stable and durable materials than mankind.
Founder of Biomason, Ginger Krieg Dosier at TEDxWWF
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bioMASON developed a technology that uses microorganisms to grow biocement-based construction material such as bricks. The technology enables material to be grown on-site, adapting to the local environment. The sand is mixed with microorganisms and fed with water to harden the bricks. The old industrial process where you have to heat up the bricks for 3 days at 2000°C is replaced with the formation of biological controlled, structured cement at room temperature in 5 days.
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