Researchers from the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC) have unveiled a cost-effective, environmentally sustainable home that was created using 3D printing technology. Assembled in half a day, BioHome3D significantly cuts down construction time and hence the cost of labor. The floors, walls, and roof of the 600-square-foot home are made of sustainable wood fibers and bio-resins. The home building materials are not only recyclable but they replace the need for cement, a key ingredient in concrete that generates more greenhouse gas emissions than the airline industry. The ASCC hopes that BioHome3D will make homes more affordable and, in turn, help address the pressing issue of housing shortages in the US.

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