From time to time I have talked more about the specifics of building your home by getting down to the actual materials. In this article I talked about metal foams and other future products. Today I found this really interesting product that uses corn husks, remnants after corn is picked, which is currently a waste product.
In a two acre plot of corn, there are enough corn husks left over to sheet a typical two story home! Now to give you an idea, in 2009 86 million acres of these husks were created in America. From reading around I discovered that as these husks brake down, they actually release Co2, but with these boards, you don’t have that release, in fact, they have shown that the boards still remove Co2! The resin they use is a non-toxic low-VOC formula that is non-petrochemically based.