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University of Maine unveils first bio-based 3D printed house

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Posted at 9:52 AM, Nov 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-23 15:50:38-05

The University of Maine has unveiled a unique 3d-printed house.

It's the world's first bio-based 3D-printed house because it's made entirely with bio-based materials, the university said in a news release.

It was built in partnership with the Department of Energy.

The 600-square-foot home includes 3D-printed floors, walls, and a roof made of wood fiber and bio-resin.

It is fully recyclable and also contains 100% wood insulation.

Officials said construction waste was nearly eliminated due to the precision of the printing process.