Lightweight and Thermally Insulating Nanowood

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Lead Performer: InventWood, LLC – College Park, MD
Partner: University of Maryland – College Park, MD
DOE Total Funding: $150,000
Project Term: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019
Funding Type: Small Business Innovation Research

Project Objective

The project will use a unique technique of delignified wood to create a bio-derived nanocellulose material for advanced building insulation. The project team will develop a green thermal insulation material out of wood that is light, strong, super thermal insulating and extremely cost-effective. The material can also be added onto walls of existing buildings.

Project Impact

By using natural wood as the starting material, this technology will be a green, cost-effective, and scalable way to insulate. The developed material will be high-performing yet mechanically strong, as to be used as a load-bearing material, and will be suitable for energy-efficiency building retrofit applications.

Contacts

DOE Technology Manager: Sven Mumme
Lead Performer: Amy Gong, InventWood, LLC

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