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Construction : Green Bricks (Carbon-Free)

Construction : Green Bricks (Carbon-Free) | Environment | Scoop.it

A British competition has awarded $669,000 to an American start-up that’s developed an organic, carbon-free process to make bricks. Through a process similar to the way marine life constructs coral or sea shells, bioMASON uses bacteria to form sand into a crystalline structure that can serve as bricks or a cement-like construction material. The process occurs in a setting similar to a greenhouse, and its only inputs are the bacteria and its food, sand, nitrogen, calcium and water. As a bonus, the irrigation system for the bacteria is even recycled in a closed-loop set-up, meaning bioMASON’s business model wastes little water.


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GreatBusinessContent's curator insight, September 23, 2013 4:52 PM

Here is a business process that won a huge competition for the most innovative green startup business.  

 

If I was a biochemical engineer I'm sure I would have thought of this first. A process that could change the building industry.   

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X-Press Micro Inc. - Electronic Components & Electronics Recycling

X-Press Micro Inc. - Electronic Components & Electronics Recycling | Environment | Scoop.it
X-Press Micro, Inc., located in Austin, Texas is the nation's leader in electronic components distribution and electronics recycling.

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