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‘Growable’ homes with mushroom-made walls!

the greensulate 9You must be having your home excellently insulated. But, padding those attics and walls must not have cost you less as traditional polystyrene and polyurethane foam blends require petroleum, producing which is expensive. They are also not friendly to the environment once your house grows unusable as they are all non-biodegradable.

Here is a new ‘green’ insulation formula also comfortable to your pocket –the biodegradable mushroom spores! It could replace those familiar synthetic foam you generally use to insulate your homes.

Named, the Greensulate formula is an ‘organic board’ made of water, flour, minerals and mushroom spores. Besides being environment-friendly, the board is also fire-retardant. It is capable of not just hindering heat flow but interestingly, can also be modified to produce sustainable “growable” homes!

Yes, you can make your home grow by feeding the walls with hydrogen peroxide and starch and injecting living mushroom cells. The cells grow by sprouting thousands of cellular strands called mycelium after digesting the starch as food.

These strands act as roots, providing both nutrients as well as structural support.

This innovative and environment-friendly insulation formula can effectively replace the traditional synthetic foam that often ends up in landfills.

Photo: discovery.com

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