Frequently Asked Questions
Product + Technology
Do you use traditional cement in your products?
No. Throughout the years, we have developed our own Biocement® that we use for our products and services. It performs like traditional cement and concrete but is made with biology!
What products do you offer?
Currently we offer Biolith® precast products for commercial use. We also work on government contracts.
What are the different uses of Biomason's Biolith® tiles?
Our Biolith® tiles are suitable for interior, exterior, vertical or horizontal (such as tile floor) applications. We offer finishes, such as polished and honed and have two colors available.
How long does the process take?
It takes less than 72 hours for our Biolith® tiles to reach full cure strength, and we are continuously improving. As a note—traditional concrete can take up to 28 days to cure!
Do the Biolith® tiles grow larger?
Are the bacteria still alive in Biolith® precast products?
What species of bacteria did you use?
How is Biomason’s technology an alternative to traditional cement and concrete products?
While traditional concrete can take up to 28-days, Biomason Biocement® applications reach final strength in less than 72 hours of growth. Specifically in the Biolith tile, the final material consists of approximately 85% natural aggregate, and 15% biologically grown limestone.
Why is the traditional method of making concrete so burdensome to our environment?
The primary component of traditional concrete is Portland cement. Portland cement is manufactured from crushed limestone (calcium carbonate). There are two main stages in the manufacturing of portland cement. The first stage, calcination, requires heating limestone to temperatures greater than 800 degrees Celsius (~1,500 F), resulting in calcium oxide and carbon dioxide gas. The second stage, clinker formation, combines calcium oxide with silicates at furnace temperatures greater than 1,300 degrees Celsius (~2,400 F). The manufacture of 1 kg of portland cement releases approximately 1 kg of carbon dioxide into the environment. Half of this comes from the calcination of the limestone, the other half from the combustion of fossil fuels necessary to achieve the required kiln temperatures. Additional atmospheric byproducts of portland cement production include dioxin, NOx, SO₂, and particulates.
Are you hiring?
Yes! We are hiring for multiple disciplines. Check out our careers page for a full list of available positions and details on how to apply.
Do you partner with any distributors?
Yes, we are actively reviewing new licensing and distribution partners in order to bring our Biocement® products and services to the world. Please get in touch with our team through our contact page with your company information, location, and any questions, and we will evaluate how to best serve your needs.
Do you accept media partnerships or articles?
We’re not able to respond immediately to every request we receive, but we promise to review and respond to your request as quickly as possible. For the quickest response please submit your request through our contact page. Please describe the nature of your request, the specific information you’re looking for and let us know of your deadline. Naturally, the more advanced notice you can give us, the better able we are to work with you on your deadline.