Wood Substitute Made From Corn Waste
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:
it is important to known that CornBoard is made from corn stover (corn husks and stalks), a byproduct that is generally left to decompose after harvest, in turn releasing more CO2 into the atmosphere.