The Clean Air Task Force estimates that 1.23 trillion bricks are manufactured annually. The fossil fuel-consuming firing process used in traditional clay brick manufacturing emits approximately 800 million tons of CO2 every year. According to Columbia University Earth Institute, cement is the second-most consumed substance on earth – after water – and its production accounts for 5% of global CO2 emissions. bioMASON believes there is a better way to reduce these emissions.
bioMASON's proprietary manufacturing technology employs microorganisms to grow cement, uses locally available supplies in ambient temperatures, and eliminates the need to use fuel for firing/curing. This process can be incorporated into existing manufacturing facilities or manufactured on-site. The strength of biocement™ materials is comparable to traditional masonry. Raw materials are locally sourced and manufacturing is on-site in ambient temperatures, using systems similar to hydroponics.
Circular economy initiatives include supply chain sourcing that enables byproducts from various industries to be used as raw materials.
bioMASON's aspirations for business activities with respect to the circular economy include water recycling on site and additional supply chain developments. These new supply chain developments include multiple tier sources for byproduct reuse through partnerships.
bioMASON is distinguished by its unique technology, the use of local materials, greater environmental responsibility, customisable manufacturing process, and relatively low capital requirements.