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Agriboard SIPs made from wheat and rice straw

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Treehugger's Lloyd Alter recently attended the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Boston. He describes Agriboard Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) made by Agriboard Industries as

perhaps the best thing I saw

We previously covered SIPs and how they are made.

In constrast, an Agriboard SIP:

... uses wheat and rice straw that is normally burned or ploughed under, and builds it into a panel that delivers R-25, not as good as a styrofoam SIP but pretty good and in a form that gives you a tight envelope.

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Elmer on September 14, 2009 at 4:51 p.m.
I went to agriboards web site a few months ago and they were trying to get their prduction facilities back up after a fire destroyed the old one late last year.
My aim is to see how thay have managed to get it done, and if production has started or may be soon.

I know that the government would rather use the straw than styrofoam because of the petroleum, even though the r-ratings are lower.

I've been thinking about building a demonstration house which would use some sort of SIP panels plus other green products. Have been put off because of the economics and problems getting info on some of the materials

Haven't given up yet.
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