DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc., an eco-friendly manufacturer of pressed wood alternatives, will demonstrate several applications of its technology at Earth Day Texas (EDTx) 2016 taking place in Dallas April 22-24, 2016.
Corn Board Manufacturing uses a patented technology to turn corn stover biomass (corn stalks, leaves, and corn cobs left in the field after harvest) into a durable, environmentally friendly product called CornBoard™. CornBoard can be used to replace wood in thousands of products and applications, including pallets, furniture, action sports equipment and door cores.
Harvesting corn stover and turning it into CornBoard can help save millions of trees. Recently, Corn Board Manufacturing signed a letter of intent with a furniture company to provide CornBoard desk tops, launched Stalk It - a line of sport action boards to promote CornBoard, and launched an outdoor furniture line called Zea Home. CornBoard sports equipment (long boards, surf boards, skate boards, snow boards, paddle boards, etc.).is available online via select retailers. Plans to launch a line of CornBoard pallets, which weigh less than traditional lumber pallets and save on fuel costs as a result, are underway.
“We have the potential to save millions of trees and reduce and/or sequester carbon dioxide released into the environment, which is a huge step forward in making our world a better place,” said Lane Segerstrom, CEO of Corn Board Manufacturing. “There are many applications for CornBoard and numerous industry leaders have already embraced us because they understand our potential. We look forward to strategically placing our manufacturing plants throughout the nation’s Corn Belt region so we can quickly capitalize on CornBoard’s ability to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to pressed wood across many industries.”
Highly respected industry experts support Corn Board Manufacturing’s mission. “It doesn’t matter what side of the fence you are on, we’re all in this together. Improving the environment will take partnering and that’s what Corn Board Manufacturing brings to the table. They have an amazing story and I am excited to see them debut some of their new products at EDTx,” said Trammel Crow, founder of EDTx.
Scott Buckles, Chairman of the Texas State Soil & Water Conservation Board, immediately understood CornBoard’s potential. “CornBoard can make a huge difference because it offers an economical and environmentally responsible alternative to pressed wood products. As a farmer/rancher, I’m incredibly enthusiastic because it offers us a way to responsibly use the corn stover that’s left over after we have harvested our corn.”
“Corn Board Manufacturing is developing technology that can change the world. It represents a tremendous opportunity as a competitive alternative to engineered pressed wood, not to mention using the stover by product as a fuel alternative,” said Chase Kasper, Assistant Vice President for Research Technology Transfer & Corporate Relations at The University of Southern Mississippi. “Their technology can convert the abundant supply of corn stover into useable products while creating jobs for Americans – which is a huge win for all of us.”
About Earth Day Texas
Each April, Earth Day Texas hosts the world’s largest public exhibition devoted to environmental stewardship, where attendees come together for breakthrough hope and discovery about how best to achieve a world of sustainable balance. The event is a platform that brings businesses, environmental organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies together to positively inspire people to think, live, and work sustainably. By providing enlightening talks, unique exhibits, and interactive workshops, EDTx catalyzes meaningful conversations that will shape a sustainable future. Earth Day Texas 2016 will be held at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas on April 22-24, 2016.
About Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc.
Corn Board Manufacturing, Inc. is a Texas based company. Dedicated to sustainable practices, the company takes biomass residue and manufactures wood alternative products —"CornBoard™". CornBoard is an environmentally friendly and structurally engineered board product using the leftover corn stover after the cornfields have been harvested. Visit www.cornboardmanufacturinginc.com for more information.