Golder’s Canadian organization has signed a non-exclusive license for the use of BioCement Technologies Inc.’s patented process utilizing indigenous bacteria for microbial induced calcite precipitation. This process can greatly reduce permeability and compressibility of soil while significantly increasing soil strength. The carbon neutral technology offers environmentally safe solutions for soil stabilization, infrastructure and foundation strengthening, groundwater protection, heavy metal remediation and a wide range of other soil engineering challenges.
Golder’s license grants the company rights to apply BioCement’s proprietary process in Canada for innovative solutions in ground improvement including ground cementation, foundation support, slope stabilization, erosion control and seepage control. Golder’s Roberto Olivera has been working with BioCement to formalize this important relationship and commented on the agreement, “At Golder, we strive to resolve our clients’ complex soil engineering challenges such as unstable foundation conditions, slope stability, erosion control and the like. The agreement with BioCement provides our team with access to an alternate and potentially more cost-effective ground improvement technique using in situ natural resources, and – best of all – an environmentally conscious solution.”
Announcing the agreement, BioCement CEO Gaylord Kellogg said, “This agreement with Golder presents a perfect opportunity to put a great, environmentally beneficial process to work meeting real world needs and challenges. Golder is an industry leader with tremendous reach, and we are excited to work with them. Using naturally-occurring, indigenous material to strengthen soils, protect our water resources and mitigate impacts to our ecosystems is an innovation whose time has come, and we are proud to be a part of it.”
Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialized engineering and consulting organization with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design, and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment, and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, and power sectors.
BioCement Technologies Inc. offers exclusive and non-exclusive licenses for forward-thinking companies who are looking to expand their soil engineering solutions across the globe. The use of indigenous microorganisms for BioCement, the process of Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation (MICP), is patented by the University of Idaho under US Patent No. 8,420,362 B2 and licensed exclusively to BioCement Technologies, Inc. Patents have been granted in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and by the European Patent Office in Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Turkey, and The Netherlands.