Greensulate Insulation by Ecovative Design

Greensulate Insulation by Ecovative Design

Regina Yunghans
Oct 15, 2007

Organic, mushroom-based. Should this be posted here or over at The Kitchen? Designed by Eben Bayer and Gavin McIntyre or Ecovative Design, Greensulate is made of...

...a mixture of insulating particles, hydrogen peroxide, starch, and water [poured] into a panel mold. Mushroom cells are then injected into the mold, where they digest the starch producing a tightly meshed network of insulating particles and mycelium. The end result is an organic composite board that has a competitive R-Value – a measurement of resistance to heat flow – and can serve as a firewall, says Bayer, the son of a successful Vermont farmer.

Greensulate acheives an R-value of about 2.7 per inch, which is similar to conventional insulations. And, unlike conventional insulations, Greensulate is biodegradable. Read more at Keetsa. (photo by AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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