Burn-free Cement Innovation Taking Root in Research

Dr. Mahsa Madani Hosseini researched silica rich plants during her PhD in Environmental Engineering at Montreal’s Concordia University. Hosseini and her colleagues published a paper looking at the viability of replacing or at least displacing sand in cement production. Looking at the challenge from a different perspective and closer to production is bioMason, a U.S. start-up founded by architect Ginger Krieg Dosier in 2012 which aims to make concrete bricks using bacteria and attain zero emissions. Read more