Build the Right Side of History

Providing the most sustainable building material on the global marketplace


ABOUT

Our mission is to provide the most sustainable (environmentally, socially, and economically) building material in the global marketplace by manufacturing Bamboo Strand Board (BSB).
Traditional lumber products and steel are costly, unsustainable, and produce high carbon emissions.


Bamboo absorbs up to 350% more carbon, up to 8x stronger, and grows 5-10x faster than traditional lumber.


By utilizing bamboo we can make the world a more sustainable place for the current generation and generations to come.

PRODUCT

Bamboo Strand Board (BSB)

-Replacement for Plywood and Oriented Strand Board (OSB)

-Made from Moso bamboo fibers and soy-based glue

-Panda Processing holds provisional patent on this design

-Stronger than top competitors in tensile, compression, shear, and flexural strength

-Far cheaper alternative to plywood or OSB

-Over 300% more CO2 intake than traditional timber per unit of area

-BSB has 2x tensile, 2.5x bending, 7x compression, and 5x shear strength of top plywood and OSB competitors

2020

Complete

Make & perform mechanical tests on prototypes

2021

Spring Complete

  • Spring: We aim to receive funding for R&D in South Korea, including factory design and prototype durability testing

  • Summer: Travel to South Korea to establish locations of future production & establish a network with business partners

  • Fall: Secure second round of funding by September

2022

In Progress

Begin production by May, 2022 in Busan, South Korea

2023

In Progress

Use revenues from 2022 to begin farming operations in the U.S., South America, and Australia.

TEAM

Austin Trefes

Founder & CEO

Austin founded the company in 2020 while conducting structural engineering research at the University of Rhode Island. He oversees the day to day operations of the company as well as actively helps research and design our additive manufacturing division. 

Casey Murphy

CFO

Casey is in charge of all financial and accounting operations within the company. This includes dealing with sales of shares, tax compliance, daily book-keeping, cash flow management, and strategic financial planning. 

Michael Webb

CMO

Michael is the head of commercialization for our additive manufacturing division within the NSF SBIR program. He uses the insight he gained from Transylvania University to lead our marketing  department. 

Dr. Sumeru Nayak

CTO

Dr. Nayak has graduated with a PhD in structural engineering from URI. His research interests include development and characterization of structural composites besides testing and simulation. His extensive research has resulted in multiple research publications and IP leading to a commercial collaboration.

INVESTORS

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NSF SBIR Grant

SOCIAL MEDIA

CONTACT US

CONTACT US

Tel. 502-939-1122

austin@pandaprocessing.org

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