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Ecovative praised by head of EPA, as better strategy than more oil products

Written by Ecovative | Posted on 06/09/10

In remarks today at EPA’s 2010 Small Business Environmental Conference, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson praised Ecovative: “...at the very moment a massive spill is devastating families and businesses and destroying wetlands.." "We also see innovative products like Greensulate from Ecovative Design in New York. Greensulate is a natural form of insulation made from locally-grown materials. They use rice hulls from the Midwest, or cotton burrs from the South – keeping costs and transportation emissions down. Unlike most insulation that gives off significant CO2 emissions during production, Greensulate is organically grown, not manufactured. And the idea began as a spark in the mind of an entrepreneur, an idea that moved from the drawing board to the market place with the help of a Small Business Innovation Research grant. "

Written by Ecovative | Posted on 06/09/10