Carbon Sequestration? – Make Bricks for Buildings?

Posted: September 22, 2010 in Green Technology

This could be a major solution in reducing our release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  MIT researchers have genetically engineering normal baker’s yeast to mimic the process the abalone uses to create its hard calcium carbonate shells.  Researchers have tested it in the lab successfully and will soon be ramping up production outside a coal utility plant to test it on a large scale.  Soon it might also be a building block {pun intended} for LEED status applications.

MIT Article on Carbonate Bricks

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