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Dandelions for more sustainable rubber

Researchers and start-ups are nourishing the roots of a sustainable alternative to the rubber tree  Cornish and her group at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences are growing a special variety of dandelion from Kazakhstan known by… read more “Dandelions for more sustainable rubber”

Environmentally friendly, soy air filter

Washington State University researchers have developed a soy-based air filter that can capture toxic chemicals, such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde, that current air filters can’t. Hazardous gases escape most filters Poor air quality causes health problems worldwide and is… read more “Environmentally friendly, soy air filter”

Renewable plastic from carbon dioxide and plants

Stanford scientists have discovered a novel way to make plastic from carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses. Researchers say the new technology could provide a low-carbon alternative to plastic bottles and other items… read more “Renewable plastic from carbon dioxide and plants”

Seaweed farm can produce as much sustainable energ..

A new ready-made seaweed farm could play a major part in generating sustainable energy  from biomass. The use of special textile mats simplifies seaweed farming and substantially increases the yield. According to the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN),… read more “Seaweed farm can produce as much sustainable energy as wind turbines”

Algae Farm Power

Algae fuel or Algal biofuel is an alternative to fossil fuel that uses algae as its source. Harvested algae, like fossil fuel, release CO2 when burnt but unlike fossil fuel the CO2 is taken out of the atmosphere by the… read more “Algae Farm Power”