Revolution Research awarded $100,000 to develop ‘green’ ceiling tiles, Press Herald reports

The Portland Press Herald reported Orono-based startup Revolution Research Inc. was among the recipients sharing a $1.3 million award from the Environmental Protection Agency. Revolution Research won $100,000 to design the manufacturing process for a bio-based ceiling tile that is durable, nonhazardous and can be composted, according to the article. The tiles also must have higher insulation properties than conventional tiles, according to an EPA press release. The startup was co-founded by Nadir Yildirim, a graduate of UMaine’s innovation engineering program and a Ph.D. candidate in forest resources. It is a spin-off company of UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, where Yildirim conducts his research. Mainebiz also cited the Press Herald article.