Jessica McNaughton: Hi, this is Jessica McNaughton with build green, live green, the CaraGreen podcast on green building materials and innovative new building materials. One of which we are going to be talking about today. We have Ginger Dosier here and she is the CEO of bioMASON. Welcome Ginger.
Ginger Dosier: Thank you so much for having me.
Jessica McNaughton: So, you grow bricks. What can you tell us about bioMason and the products that you guys have?
Ginger Dosier: Oh, absolutely. So, we use a microorganism to produce a cement in between grains of aggregate. So, it’s very similar to what’s happening and natural seashell formation or natural coral reefs. So, a very similar process that’s actually already found in the marine environment. And so, what we’re doing is we’re collaborating with nature using those microorganisms and growing a cement between grains of aggregate. And right now, we’re making different precast shapes currently there in tile form. What’s exciting about the material is that it has an engineered performance meaning that we can actually grow it to specification, to whatever performance we need. So, our current products are called bioLITH tile, and we make those in two different sizes and two different colors and they are outperforming concrete tiles and clay tiles.
June 24, 2020 – CaraGreen