About Husk Insulation
Husk's patented technology converts rice husk ash into core material for vacuum-sealed insulating panels. Husk vice president for sales and marketing Erica Graham said the technology could increase refrigerator efficiency by up to 50%. Not only that, but a 1-inch-thick panel with rice husk ash can do the work of a 4-inch-thick panel filled with polystyrene; refrigerators made with the new material could be 20% roomier.
Husk Insulation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where is Husk Insulation's headquarters?
Husk Insulation's headquarters is located at 801 S. Main St. #1., Ann Arbor.
What is Husk Insulation's latest funding round?
Husk Insulation's latest funding round is Seed.
How much did Husk Insulation raise?
Husk Insulation raised a total of $200K.
Who are the investors of Husk Insulation?
Investors of Husk Insulation include MIT Clean Energy Prize.
Who are Husk Insulation's competitors?
Competitors of Husk Insulation include HyAxiom, SynapSense, Camfridge, Viridity Energy, RealWinWin and 7 more.
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