Microscopic success

I guess even small victories have to be celebrated. My bio-concrete experiment is moving extremely slowly, but it is moving. On a microscopic scale, to be precise. Sometimes I have a hard time understanding things that are so small I cannot see or touch them, but luckily we have instruments that go a long way […]

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… and all that sand!

Our experimentation with bio-cementation has yielded mixed results so far. We’re definitely on the right way and at this point manage to bind sand together using our special urease mix. But the resulting composite is fairly brittle. Over the next weeks, we’ll address the physical properties of our bio-bricks and hope to come up with […]

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Experimentations with bio-cement

I am excited about having started a long awaited endeavour: to try and create biological cement. The cement and concrete industries contribute a whopping 7% to all carbon dioxide emissions and are therefore serious polluters. Cement and concrete are incredibly prolific and undeniably useful materials, luckily new methods exist to produce them – for example […]

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