bioMASON, Inc.’s process employs natural microorganisms and chemical processes to manufacture biological cement-based masonry building materials. The result is a durable cement that is grown in ambient temperatures between loose grains of aggregate, producing building materials without emitting greenhouse gases or depleting non-renewable resources. The strength of the company’s biocement(TM) materials is comparable to traditional masonry, and can be used as a green alternative, enabling savings in energy costs, as well as a large reduction of carbon emissions.

According to the Clean Air Task Force, approximately 1.23 trillion fired clay bricks are produced worldwide each year. Traditional clay brick manufacturing utilizes a firing process that consumes fossil fuel and is responsible for approximately 800 million tons of global CO2 emissions every year. Columbia University Earth Institute estimates that cement is the second-most consumed substance on Earth, following water, and its production accounts for 5% of global CO2 emissions. bioMASON aims to help reduce global dependencies on non-renewable fuel sources, precious water resources, and carbon emissions through the manufacture of economically viable, biologically-based materials for application in the built environment.

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Inspired by a study of coral structure — a very hard cementitious material created by nature in ambient sea temperatures with low energy and material inputs — bioMASON’s CEO, Ginger Krieg Dosier, founded the company in 2012, driven by the belief that there is a better solution for reducing CO2 emissions generated by global masonry manufacturing. Ms. Krieg Dosier holds a Master of Architecture (2005) from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelor of Interior Design (2000) from the Auburn University College of Architecture, Design, and Construction.

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