Molly DeGezelle

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Occupation: Architect

Date of Birth: January 01, 1979

Resident City: Mankato

Resident State/Province: Minnesota

Resident Country: United States

Notes: Molly DeGezelle, invented a commercial building material composed of recycled paper and glue. Resident of Mankato, Minnesota, and inventory of a building material composed of recycled paper and glue, originally created as an entry in a science fair competition in 1991. The material is now manufactured under the trade name Environ, by Phenix Biocomposites. Collection consists of literature about the invention, including the paper she wrote for the science fair; biographical information about DeGezelle; and samples of her original invention (which she called "MollyBoard") and Environ.

Archive/Repository: IAWA, Special Collections Newman Library, MS95-014



Subject: Waste Wood and Paper Recycling

Description: her concept was developed by Rho-Delta and a loan from Minnesota's Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) resulting in a material called Environ. Environ is composed of 50% recycled newspapers and 50% food-grade soy flour.



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Institution: Loyola High School, Mankato, Minnesota

End Date: January 01, 1998


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Title: Panel Product from Old Newspapers

Author: Adele Olstad, John Zerbe

Publication: The Forest Products Conservation & Recycling Review

Volume: 10

Issue: 1

Publisher: US Forest Service, State & Private Forestry, Forest Products Laboratory

Date Published: January 01, 1998