UMaine mentioned in Press Herald article on energy-efficient home building company
The University of Maine was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald article on GO Logic, a Maine energy-efficient home building company, that aims to produce innovative wood-fiber insulating boards through its new subsidiary, GO Lab Inc. Joshua Henry, GO Lab’s president, is a chemist and materials engineer, and a former professor at UMaine. Later this summer, Henry will be at a UMaine lab to test combinations of wood fibers pressed into insulation board for insulating value and strength, the Press Herald reported. The university already is a focal point for experimenting with ways to turn wood fiber into high-performance insulation, according to the article. Revolution Research Inc., founded by former UMaine students and aided by government grants, has used nanotechnology to develop Arbotile, a wood-fiber, insulating ceiling tile, the article states. Henry said the process he’s working on isn’t as technically advanced as Arbotile, but is closer to commercial production because it’s similar to what’s used to make insulation board today in Germany and Switzerland.