Ekovilla offers carbon net-negative cellulose fibre insulation (CFI) made from renewable natural resources. One tonne of Ekovilla’s CFI removes 1,11 tonnes of CO2 eq. from the atmosphere into long-term storage in the product. The insulation is suitable for both new construction and renovation projects and it is used in 10,000 buildings annually. Once installed, CO2 is stored in durable building structures for a minimum of 50 years. It is industrial carbon removal to help corporations achieve their climate targets and take proactive steps towards carbon net zero.
How it works
Growing trees capture carbon which is then stored in wooden building elements. Sustainably grown wood is used for producing newspapers, which are recycled and used as the main ingredient for manufacturing Ekovilla's cellulose fibre insulation (CFI).
Once CFI is installed, CO2 is locked and stored in buildings for decades.
Public buildings, such as schools, industrial and residential buildings, townhouses and summer cabins.
Puro.earth CORCs only quantify the net-removal and storage of emissions, not reduced or avoided emissions, increased biodiversity or other positive benefits. Here are co-benefits self-reported by the removal supplier.
The extra income from Puro.earth allows Ekovilla to develop it’s concept of using local waste paper and board materials further, converting it to insulation and other net-negative products. For example, Ekovilla slab products were also turned to net-negative by adopting the same methods and concept, which are used for blown wool products – this development project was partly financed by using the income from CORC sales. Also, with CORC revenue, the company is ramping up a waste-free packing & installation process, in which they will use metal containers instead of plastic bag packaging. Containers are packed directly in the production process and refilled after every installation.
1 tonne of Ekovilla’s cellulose fibre insulation (CFI) removes 1,11 tonnes of CO2 eq. from the atmosphere into long-term storage in the product. Life-Cycle Assessment made by VTT followed the methodology described in ISO 14044 and ISO 14064 standards where applicable.
Ekovilla's cellulose fiber insulation carbon removal project was reviewed by Carbon Plan, a non-profit research organization that analyzes carbon removal opportunities based on the best available science and data. Their report and comments are publicly available for carbon removal mechanism, volume, negativity, permanence, cost, additionality and specificity, here https://carbonplan.org/reports (search for Ekovilla)