SAVE THE FORESTS
Every day at least 8 million trees
are deforested. By utilizing the
vast supply of corn stover that
remains after corn harvest, we
can save many millions of trees
each year by reducing the need to harvest our forests for pressed
board products. What's more, the entire supply of corn stover
returns the following year.
We are dedicated to sustainable practices. We are focused on using a biomass residue to manufacture a wood alternative, applicable for a multitude of uses. Our process and systems are designed with the goal of minimizing the use of petroleum-based fuels and resins. We actively seek to create and establish innovative and industry-defining practices to reduce the consumption of our natural resources .
Corn is a vital crop, far surpassing other crops in the vital metric of calories per acre. With increasing populations across the globe, corn production and yields are increasing, making the corn stover an abundant and renewable natural resource.
CBMI is an American company that uses technology and resources developed right here in the "heartland" of America.
As well, we are developing and spreading this technology across the globe. Whether it be China, India, Brazil or anywhere else corn is grown, CornBoard
wants be a part of your future.
HOW IS IT MADE?
CornBoard is sifted, sorted and combined with a resin. And at the appropriate time, it is bonded under heat and pressure in to create CornBoard.
CornBoard has similar structural properties to those that are found in wood-based Oriented Strand Board (OSB). Corn stover also can be used to make particle board products with specialized densities. Density level can be determined by grinding and separating the corn stover, combining it with a resin and bonding it under heat and pressure.
CBMI currently uses a non-formaldehyde resin to bond the corn stover in CornBoard. In development is our proprietary resin that will
further decrease the carbon foot print.
Our goal is to make CornBoard one of the greenest and
most environmentally responsible building materials on the market.
With no-till farming, the farmer does not plow under the corn stover to gather the excess following the corn harvest. No-till farming substantially reduces CO emissions and enables the farmer to reduce fuel expenses, equipment usage and time.
CO sequestration from no-till farming practices has been demonstrated to approach .75 tons per acre.
Removing corn stover from the field and baling it prevents decomposition and reduces CO emissions by 1.5 tons per acre.
Leaving a Carbon Legacy is a "domino" effect of many actions. The positive aspects of growing corn and harvesting the stover for CornBoard production is simple: It economically reduces or sequesters CO released into the atmosphere. This domino effect of CO sequestration can approach 10.25 tons per acre, which in total is equal to removing the CO emissions of well over
100 million automobiles annually.
Corn removes 8 tons of CO per acre during the growing season.
No-till Farming Methods:
No-till farming methods have been shown to sequester .75 tons of CO per acre.
Harvesting Corn Stover
Removing corn stover from the field and baling it stops decomposition and reduces CO emissions by 1.5 tons per acre.
CBMI seeks to remain at the forefront of technological innovation in all areas of the production, distribution, and marketing of CornBoard. CBMI will partner with U.S. corn farmers to source and collect the highest grade corn stover biomass available. CBMI currently is working on new processes and methods for collecting, bailing, storing, and tracking the corn stover biomass. Our goal is to continually innovate in order to use the highest quality and economical raw material.
CBMI's collection processes and methods will allow farmers to utilize the no-tilling farming methods. It also will enable the farmer to begin the winter crop in a more timely and cost-effective manner, increasing the farmer's margin by reducing fuel, labor and equipment costs.