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Bio-Based, Noncorrosive, Nonflammable Phenolic Foam Insulation

The Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems will develop a plastic foam for use in U.S. buildings that is less expensive, mechanically stronger, and more environmentally friendly than current options. This foam will satisfy fire safety codes without the need for fire retardants and is easy to install.

Program Information
Funding Organization: 
Department of Energy
Program Area: 
Emerging Technologies
Project Manager: 
Karma Sawyer
Agreement Type: 
Funding Opportunity
Scope
Funded Performer: 
Fraunhofer
Partners (not funded): 
University of Tennessee, Atlas Roofing Corporation
Agreement Total: 
$610,116
Match Total: 
$0
Project Start Date: 
September 30, 2015
Project End Date: 
September 29, 2016
Project Details
Ongoing Initiative or Research Project: 
Research Project
Grid, Whole Building, or Technology: 
Technology
Technology Type: 
Enclosure
Sub-Technology Type: 
Enclosure - Wall Insulation
Building Type: 
Single Family, Multifamily, Commercial
New or Existing: 
New, Existing
DR Focus?: 
No
Code/Standard Focus?: 
No
Locale
City: 
Boston
State: 
Massachusetts