A project with the🇨🇭Swiss Railways🚉: Medusoil's biominerals to mitigate continuous sandstone erosion
ASSETS BUILT ON SOLID EARTH
Critical infrastructures face intensifying damages from natural hazards and extreme weather. Bridges, roads, railroads, dikes and coastal assets are particularly threatened. Without solid ground and stable foundations their structural integrity is at risk.
Rapid urbanization implies that suitable land for development becomes scarce. To support building projects, ground stabilization comes into play to ensure strong foundations. Current stabilization solutions based on cement and petrochemicals are found to pollute natural reserves and groundwater and requiring energy-intensive operations including vibrations and risk of heave and settlements.
A DOUBLE, FUNDAMENTAL CHALLENGE TO THE BUILT & NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
A containerised, patented, technology to produce high-quality, environmentally friendly bio-cementation solution, for minimally invasive soil injections.
Ready-to-deploy system for producing carbonate-rich liquid of known quality and stability, ready to produce bio-cement. Certified against CEN/TR 17105:2017.
After injection into soils the solution precipitates strong carbonate links within few hours which improve drastically the properties of the ground.
The containerised system feeds any mainstream pumping or injection system. The liquid is easy to pump and requires minimally intrusive operations, thus potential settlements or heave are avoided.
Succesfull reactor and injection test at pre-commercial scale. Raised CHF 2 Mio in seed round
Commercial-scale reactor is deployed in Switzerland and pre-industry production plant established. Company grows to 5 FTEs
24'000 L delivered in 6 projets worldwide serving microtunelling works, erosion protection projects and foundation repair. Company grows to 7 FTEs and production space reaches 300 m2.
CHF 1 Mio raised in grants and awards
HOW IT WORKS
1 / Reactor prepares carbonate-rich, nitrogen-free grout
2 / Low pressure ( 0.5 bar) permeation of the targeted zone in 3 days to increase biocement content. System can run completely on electricity instead of fossil fuels.
3 / Quality control & quality assessment
4 / Zero waste application allows revalorization of all byproducts in the form of ammonia-rich liquids