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Thermablok Aerogel Oil Spill Cleanup Solution

Thermablok® News Stories Thermablok® Aerogel News Stories Thermablok® Inc. may have the Answer to Oil Spill Clean-up Using Aerogel Can aerogel, the highest insulating material known, help with the catastrophic BP oil spill off the Louisiana Gulf shore? According to one Tampa, Florida company, it can efficiently do what other materials currently in use cannot, and it can do it non-toxically. It can possibly even recover some of the oil. Utilizing NASA aerogel technology, currently used by NASA in spacesuits and in the Mars missions, Thermablok® is developing a floating device, which takes advantage of the

Thermablok Sponsors USF Noah Nothing House

Thermablok® News Stories Thermablok® Aerogel News Stories Thermablok® Inc. Sponsors USF's Award-Winning Noah Nothing House with Donation of Thermablok Aerogel Insulating Material Faced with a limited budget and a challenge to design an environmentally sound facility to replace the outgrown Noah Nothing Caring and Teaching House on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Tampa, University of South Florida (USF) design students chose to install Thermablok aerogel insulating strips in the recently completed, award-winning project that provides food, tutoring, and other services to those who need assistance returning to, or becoming functioning members of society. Beginning in

Thermablok Welcomes Sprint Solar Decathlon Team

Thermablok® News Stories Thermablok® Aerogel News Stories Thermablok® Welcomes Sprint to the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon Team Iowa State student Timothy Lentz, foreground, and Team Alberta student Leah Battersdy, right, work on the roots of the houses during the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. (Photo Credit: Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon.) Thanks in part to its growing environmentally responsible initiatives, telecommunications giant Sprint has been chosen to provide broadband connection access for all users at the Solar Decathlon, including competitors, volunteers and the

Thermablok Sponsors Team California

Thermablok® News Stories Thermablok® Aerogel News Stories Thermablok® sponsors Team California in DOE's Solar Decathlon to Highlight Innovation, Future Green Jobs International architectural student competition set for National Mall, Oct. 9-18 Living green is a matter of striking the right balance between innovation and environmental stewardship. With that in mind, Tampa-based Thermablok® donated 2,000 linear feet of its aerogel insulation material to some California architecture and design students participating in the Solar Decathlon, an international competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that challenges 20 participating college and university teams to design, build, and

Aerogel Insulation Solar Decathlon Refract House

Thermablok® News Stories Thermablok® Aerogel News Stories US Department of Energy Awards Thermablok-Insulated "Refract House" First Place in Architecture in the Solar Decathlon Competition Team California (CCA/SCU) took top honors in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon;Right: Aerial photo of the National Mall in Washington DC at the launch of the October 8-18 event. Tampa, Florida-based Thermablok announces that Team California – consisting of students from the California College of the Arts (CCA) and Santa Clara University (SCU) – took top honors in the Architecture category of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition

Aerogel Insulation Solar Decathlon Silo House

Thermablok® News Stories Thermablok® Aerogel News Stories Cornell University Chooses Thermablok® to insulate its Solar Decathlon "Silo House" The 800 square-foot eco-friendly home will be on display at the New York State Fair in Syracuse Aug.27 - Sept.9 Cornell University students are preparing to unveil their eco-friendly "Silo House" at the New York State Fair August 27-September 9, just weeks before moving it to Washington DC for the 2009 Solar Decathlon. The Solar Decathlon is a prestigious international competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that challenges 20 college and university teams from around

Thermablok Makes NASA Top 49 Spinoff List

Thermablok® News Stories Thermablok® Aerogel News Stories NASA Names Thermablok® to its Top Product Spinoff List NSA Names Thermablok® to its Top Product Spinoff List for NASA's New Aerogel Technology, the Highest R-value Ever Developed NASA named Thermablok aerogel insulating material to its Top list of products in the newly released edition of "Spinoff," NASA's annual premier publication featuring companies that have successfully adapted NASA technologies to everyday products and made them available to average consumers. On NASA's Spinoff list, Thermablok joins an esteemed group of companies and technologies that have directly benefitted as a

Aerogel Insulation Solar Autoclave

Thermablok® News Stories Thermablok® Aerogel News Stories Acoustiblok, Inc. Donates Thermablok® Aerogel Us3ed to Insulate Solar Autoclave, Addresses Long-Standing Health Issue for Developing Countries Incorporating Thermablok's aerogel insulating technology, Capteur Soleil may now be used to sterilize medical instruments in developing countries, where sterilizing medical equipment is impossible in regions with no electricity. Combining the unrivaled insulating properties of aerogel technology and a decades-old device created by French inventor Jean Boubour, Rice University engineering students are harnessing the sun's energy to power an autoclave that can be used in developing countries, where electricity is rare or non-existent,

Aerogel Insulation CalArts Project

Thermablok® News Stories Thermablok® Aerogel News Stories Acoustiblok, Inc. Donates Thermablok® Aerogel Insulation to CalArts-Sponsored Arts "Trailer Trash" Project A 60 year old Spartan trailer, originally purchased as a future home for a Hurricane Katrina evacuee, was insulated with a gift of Thermablok strips. Installing the aerogel-based Thermablok is the first step of the CalArts NOMAD LAB project's plan to use the tailer's renovation to teach inner-city youths about sustainable "green" building materials and architectural principles. Acoustiblok, Inc. has donated its NASA technology Thermablok® aerogel insulating strips for installation in a 1951 Spartan trailer which is

Thermablok Announces New Website

Thermablok® News Stories Thermablok® Aerogel News Stories Thermablok® Corporation Announces New Website Highlighting Aerogel Insulating Material Thermablok, LLC, makers of Thermablok® aerogel insulating strips, has launched a new website and blog focused on educating consumers on the benefits of utilizing NASA aerogel technology to reduce thermal bridging and lower energy costs.Thermablok’s new website offers a more easily navigated menu for visitors interested in learning more about Thermalok aerogel strips and thermal bridging. It also provides access to Thermablok’s parent company, Acoustiblok, Inc. and Acoustiblok soundproofing products. Thermablok’s new blog will provide ongoing information on NASA aerogel

New Green US Border Patrol Station

Thermablok® News Stories Thermablok® Aerogel News Stories Thermablok® Aerogel Insulation Strips installed in New "Green" U.S. Border Patrol Station in Clint, Texas Architect's Rendering of the 51,000 Square Foot Fabens Border Patrol Station Contractors installed 21,000 linear feet of Thermablok aerogel insulating strips as an eco-friendly measure to prevent thermal bridging at the newly constructed Fabens U.S. Border Patrol Station in Clint, Texas.Crews working construction on the environmentally sustainable Fabens U.S. Border Patrol Station in Clint, Texas have just completed installing 21,000 linear feet of Thermablok® aerogel insulating strips on studs throughout the 51,000 square foot facility.