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In response to What is the problem you are solving?

Can you please say more about how you are serving the building sector?

MP MP MARTHA POISOT

According to Lafarge-Holcim Foundation a sustainable construction must perform sustainably with three main impacts: environmental, economic and social. The environmental impact aspect is very much focus to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions during building, operation and maintenance. This BIOCRETE technology takes the paper-mill sludge of paper recycling mills, or even biomass like seaweed to produce a particulate that cab sustitute the use of cement for concrete making without emiting CO2 like during cement production. On the other hand, our process consumes just 20% of the water consumed for concrete made from cement. The energy demand of this process requires no high temperature in contrast to the cement process.
The economic impact of this technology resides in the energy efficiency benefit for the building user since this BIOCRETE has shown performance as thermal insulator with 0.23 W/mK, the doble of that of wood, with no water adsorption ensuring low building maintenance. This process involves the transition from linear to circular economy of wastes recycling and water saving. About the social impact, BIOCRETE production process can be replicated in any land with biomass wastes, from industry or agriculture, under working environments fulfilling occupational health and safety standards for labor forces and users.
One advantage more of BIOCRETE is that it looks like cement and like concrete when molded but it is light weight facilitating working with it and no conflict of aesthetic quality comparing to concrete.

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In response to Pitch us on your solution

This must be frustrating! I encourage you to fill this out by July 22nd though

MP MP MARTHA POISOT

Building energy performance is the least achieved criterion in sustainability assesments bringing economical costs to the bulding user. The application of BIOCRETE building material delivers high performance as thermal insulator with no water adsorption promising low building maintenance of a lightweight material. This material can provide LEED accreditaton. BIOCRETE results from a sustainable production process that can be replicated anywhere since it is giving added value to biomass from industrial or agro-wastes delivering a building material that can sustitutes the use of cement under a competitive manufacturing cost 20% lower than cement market price in Mexico.

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