The University of Illinois has created a material that could replace fiberboard and plywood.
Byproducts are often problematic. Recently, we reported on how the nitrous oxide byproduct of human waste is being explored as an alternative fuel for rocket thrusters. In another attempt to think of maximizing the total product and by-product of any process, University of Illinois researchers have developed a fiber board alternative comprised of corn stover. Inhabitat reports:
The CornBoard is reported to be recyclable, and can be used in applications from housing construction to furniture making.