Rock Solid

Oct. 30, 2020

The Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation have announced this year’s Ray of Hope Prize has been awarded to ECOncrete Tech., a science-based company that develops environmentally sensitive concrete products for coastal and marine infrastructure projects. Inspired by beach rock formations, coral polyps, oyster shells, mangrove roots, and other marine habitats and life forms, the proprietary technology is based on three science-based elements that work in synergy: Bioenhancing concrete admix, rough surface texture, and locally attuned 3D design that fosters the growth of native plants and facilitate the growth and regeneration of local marine species, while strengthening the structures, themselves, over time.