Build the Right Side of History
Providing the most sustainable building material on the global marketplace
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.
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
Make & perform mechanical tests on prototypes
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
Begin production by May, 2022 in Busan, South Korea
Use revenues from 2022 to begin farming operations in the U.S., South America, and Australia.
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 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 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. 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.