There Could Be Fungus in Your Walls

...and it could be keeping you warm. Whereas diesel from algae may be a bust, insulation from fungus could be coming soon to a home near you.

Dreamed up by a couple of college students, "Greensulate" is "an R-3-per-inch rigid insulation material that is made from intertwining mycelium (rootlike filaments of a fungus) that are grown in agricultural waste materials (primarily seed hulls) under controlled conditions."

Alex Wilson reports that "[T]he company is six months into a 24-month Greensulate testing phase for the manufactured housing industry. If all goes well, the company should have SIPs on the market in 2012."

Full Story: Greensulate – A fungus-based insulation material that’s grown rather than manufactured

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