Making Portland cement is responsible for about 8% of the world’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. There has to be another way to make cement. Biomason founders Ginger and Michael Dosier discovered how.
BioBasedTiles® are the first ever bio-based tile that grows with the help of bacteria. They are produced in a lab in a process similar to how coral reefs grow, each paver formed in a mould where sand is mixed with nutrient-rich liquids.
The Biocement® in the product has 95% less CO₂ emission than traditional cement, yet it’s 3x stronger and 20x lighter than concrete block.
BioBasedTiles aren’t just a sustainable alternative for cement tiles, they look amazing too, as you can see here at the headquarters of building materials provider Martin Marietta in Raleigh, North Carolina.