BioBased tiles are a new sustainable building material being used to create sustainable facades for buildings. They replace traditional building materials and lower carbon emissions. As the result of a collaboration between StoneCycling and Biomason, the BioBasedTile is created with Biomason’s Biocement technology. The tiles can be used to build structures that are stronger than traditional buildings, while significantly reducing waste.

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The problem is that traditional cement production accounts for 8% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Meanwhile, the world is running out of raw materials and faces an accelerating climate crisis from carbon emissions disrupting global ecosystems and causing widespread warming and habitat destruction.

Related: New technology to make edible cement from food waste

Different biocement materials in containers

As a result, StoneCycling strives to make building materials made from waste. One of their products include BioBased tiles, a tile product that is 300% stronger than concrete blocks and creates 95% less CO2. StoneCycling started by imitating how nature grows strong materials like coral.

“Taking inspiration from marine ecosystems, we’re eliminating the need to emit carbon to produce building materials,” the designers of sustainable StoneCycling products said.

Men in military uniform carrying tiles off of a truck

Thereby, StoneCycling starts with waste materials. The product used to create BioBased tiles grow with the help of bacteria into a tile in just three days. They create construction materials that are 20% lighter, but stronger than concrete. It’s designed to be durable, lower in emissions and a solid replacement for traditional cement blocks.

Cement tiles curing on individual stations

Construction and demolition waste account for a third of the overall waste generation in the E.U. The sector also produces 11% of worldwide carbon emissions. This is not sustainable. StoneCycling aims to improve this situation by addressing several parts of the concrete building material creation process: sourcing materials from 100% waste to conserve raw materials, preventing CO2 emissions and creating superior building materials that any builder would be happy to use to create more sustainable buildings.

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