On Wednesday, June 16th we welcomed Ginger Krieg Dosier the Co-Founder, CEO, and President of Biomason to the stage for our monthly #MCXLive event.
Inspired by nature, Biomason’s innovative material fuses biology with technology to usher in a new era of construction while solving for the centuries-old problem of CO2 emissions from cement.
Featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, PBS News Hour, and Scientific American, Biomason is disrupting the industry in the best ways possible.
Questions from our conversation were answered by Katie Bailey, Biomason’s Brand Communications Manager and can be found below the replay…
How does the lifecycle of Biomason compare to typical masonry? Is it recyclable or does it have the same end of life as similar masonry products?
KB: It is recyclable.
Is the ultimate goal to wholly replace Portland cement, or to drastically reduce the use of Portland cement to bring the CO2 contribution to much more reasonable levels (if there is such a thing.)
KB: We believe that multiple innovations in cement production have to be adopted in order to curb the impact on the environment. This includes replacing Portland cement with biocement, innovations in sustainable energy and other potential solutions. Our technology has the greatest ability to reduce CO2 contributions from production of anything on the market today – because we remove emissions from both sides of the production equation.
Is making this material available in slurry or powder form on the roadmap at some point? I work in specialty fabrication – we do a lot of interiors and furniture, so being able to pour/cast/grow a sustainable cement on-site would be huge!
KB:Yes – this is definitely part of the Biomason biocement technology platform roadmap. We’re working constantly to iterate on our technology to bring biocement into every place we can. You can follow along with our progress at biomason.com or on our social media pages.
Is this material applicable in the marine environment? In saltwater?
KB: We actually are working with DARPA on Engineered Living Marine cement technology for use in saltwater. You can learn more about it at biomason.com/technology.
I teach materials to Architects. You’re an inspiration! My question: is there a way we can work with BioMason in the classroom? I’d like to work with my students to understand what we can do with it and how it compares with normative concrete
KB: We are working on developing more ways to connect with the next generation! Send me an email directly and we can talk more about what you’d like to do: – Katie Bailey, Biomason Brand Communications Manager
Is this available for purchase or experimentation in small amounts?
KB: Ginger may touch on this later in the discussion, but we do have a commercially available product – bioLITH, which is a biocement-based precast tile. You can learn more about it at biolith.com or email us directly at .
You can find Biomason at biomason.com or on your favorite social channel.
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