Climate Change has become one of the most discussed global topics in the last ten years. Multiple corporations and institutions are working towards new eco-friendly products. The most recent comes from the University of Colorado, with a group of scientists confirming that their developing specialized bacteria that can be used to building materials. Using this form of material would drastically limit carbon footprints for construction builders. These scientists will employ living bacteria that are infamous for collecting carbon dioxide, which then makes their structure more sound and concrete. The University of Colorado confirmed that this bacteria could be reformatted for mortar and cement as well. Subsequently, the applications of these biological building materials could be endless.
For a prolonged period, this was a concept from scientists at the university. After considerable delegations by financers, they’ve finally acquired the donations required to start the experimentation process. These scientists will use cyanobacteria, which is associated with the Synchronous Genus. When these bacteria have collected carbon dioxide in certain conditions, it can reproduce calcium carbonate. This is the ingredient that binds limestone, one of the most durable natural materials on Planet Earth. Accomplishing the brick-format for the cyanobacteria will require these scientists to implement inoculated colonies inside gelatin and sand. Twerking the atomized elements of this material will enable them to receive the desired result.
University of Colorado Scientists completed their task last week. After altering the biological structure of the cyanobacteria, the calcium carbonate engaged with the gelatins and sands microbes. This occurred while the cyanobacteria were removing carbon dioxide. It created a stable compound with 100x the strength and resistance of standardized material used today. After considerable tests regarding its durability in multiple environments, Colorado Scientists said that in humid conditions, this material is stronger than limestone.
These scientists noted that this is just the beginning, that biological solutions can excel in building materials via cyanobacteria. They anticipate that if construction firms adopted this material, we’d inevitably see skyscrapers and large coliseums built from this material. It’d provide a far more sustainable environment for mother nature and us. However, they did express that it’ll take a prolonged period before finding an industrial development process for these ecological bricks. We will keep our readers informed regarding any updates or official announcements regarding the commercial usage of UOCs Eco-logical bricks.