Ecovative to focus on SIPs with greensulate core
October 14, 2009 § 2 Comments
Remember my previous article on Ecovative’s Greensulate product to replace polystyrene? You can check it to see what greensulate is. I then wrote another article on Structural Insulated Panels, SIPs, and expressed my wish to see greensulate be the insulation part in a SIP. I have just ran into a youtube video on how greensulate is made and at the end of the movie my prayers are answered. Hit the link to see the video.
This other video takes longer but again we can learn that Ecovative will focus on the green building industry and provide Structural Insulated Panels with Greensulate core as their main product.
I wonder how are they going to manufacture locally all over the world? They need to franchise the whole business or otherwise it will need a gigantic infrastructure to build and maintain. This could be the next Google. As far as I am concerned, and I have already mentioned it, I believe this is that sort of idea that brought Apple or Google to the heights they are now on.
There’s though one thing I hate in this world and it is patents. I know that they protect the idea, the intellectual property and so on but I love Linux, Open-Source, Engineers Without Borders, the green self-sustainable and grid-decoupled communities so I’d like anybody to be able to build his own insulation panels this way. Sounds like a great DIY job but there are many mushroom growers around the green self-sustainable movement and also engineers and mycologists so what about some experimentation and some feedback?
I really hope to hear from you on this one.