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Ralf Lippold

Sep 7, 2017


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Dear Harsh shah,

Your proposal sounds rather interesting, especially as brick production here in my region is not anymore what it once used to be (mainly due to changes in building technologies). 

  • What might be some advantages/disadvantages due to your proposed production? Especially GHG relevant ones, like larger distances to factories due to a more centralized production of "bricks".
  • Can you provide readers of the proposal with a direct link to the "black carbon" fact sheet?
  • Where do you see the immediate benefit for brick producers to shift to the new technology?

Much success for updating your proposal in the next few days, and best of luck to the next rounds of the competition



Aadhithya Sujith

Sep 7, 2017


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Hi Harsh Shah,

Thanks for submitting the proposal to MIT ClimateColab challenge. Your proposal draws my attention to an important challenge in building sector. Yes, conventional brick manufacturing has a lot of green house emissions. The major part of these emissions are due to heat required for brick manufacturing but slowly things are changing, I have heard of a company called BioMason which is a North Carolina startup company that manufactures bricks without heat or clay cutting down emissions significantly.

There are also Pilot Plants in the world that Converts Carbon Dioxide into Bricks. I think you might find this article interesting & useful.

Thanks & regards