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Can growing bricks from bacteria and sand, like an oyster grows a pearl, really work? Better still, can it aid countries that have more sand than resources? Yes and yes. Thanks to bioMASON.

Richard Branson’s Green Challenge has awarded bioMASON $500,000 euros to continue their research and work!

Beery Media is honored to have been a small part of this initiative and is ecstatic for Ginger Dosier and her bioMASON team. What a feeling to know Richard Branson viewed our work, and the video aided in making RTP start-up bioMASON the $500,000 euro winner.

bioMASON Inc. was formed in 2012 by Founder and CEO, Ginger Krieg Dosier.

bioMASON is a unique biotechnology start-up manufacturing company with a natural process that will revolutionize the building and construction industry. bioMASON employs natural microorganisms and chemical processes to manufacture biological cement-based masonry building materials.

AMSTERDAM, 16 September 2013 – Ginger Dosier of the United States has won the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2013. The jury, chaired by Richard Branson, awarded her €500,000 today at the final in Amsterdam to realise her green business plan. The jury chose Dosier for her company BioMason’s CO2-free brick production process. BioMason uses bacteria to ‘grow’ bricks out of readily available materials such as sand. The bricks compare favourably with traditional fired clay ones, whose manufacturing releases copious greenhouse gas emissions.

Visit bioMASON HERE.

Read more about the big win HERE.