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Category: Research

Jan 10, 2022

Cotton Incorporated and NC State to Demonstrate Pilot-scale Process for Upcycling Textile Waste

The process represents an important step in addressing the complexity of textile waste. 

The Sustainable and Alternative Fibers Initiative logo (Graphic courtesy SAFI Consortium)

Nov 2, 2021

NC State To Lead Global Research Effort To Develop Sustainable Fibers

The College of Natural Resources recently established the Sustainable and Alternative Fibers Initiative (SAFI), a research consortium that aims to study, develop and promote the utilization of alternative fibers for packaging, hygiene, textiles and other products. SAFI has already raised $1.2 million for research and partnered with 20 companies in order to position the college as the center of excellence for the research, development, and utilization of sustainable fibers. 

NC State Professor David Tilotta - This NC State Research Wants to Disaster-Proof Your Home - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Oct 27, 2021

This NC State Researcher Wants to Disaster-Proof Your Home. Here’s Why.

Many homes aren’t equipped to withstand natural disasters. David Tilotta is working to change that. 

Oct 26, 2021

Bell Tower Lighted Red for Dr. Hasan Jameel

Since its completion in 1937, the Memorial Tower has stood as a symbol of identity for North Carolina State University, a timekeeper for tradition and a perpetual memorial to NC State… 

The sun peeks through the leaves of a tree at the Court of North Carolina - Turning Tree Residue into Smart Hydrogels - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Jun 2, 2021

Turning Tree Residue into Smart Hydrogels

NC State researchers are turning wood byproducts into sensory hydrogels and sustainable, biodegradable smart materials. 

Tractor in a wheat field - How Animal Manure Could Help Reduce Agriculture’s Carbon Footprint - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Nov 11, 2020

How Animal Manure Could Help Reduce Agriculture & Carbon Footprint

A new system developed by NC State researchers aims to decarbonize the agriculture industry. 

A picture of industrial hemp growing in a field - Industrial Hemp: A More Sustainable Option for the Hygiene Industry - Forest Biomaterials NC State University

Sep 18, 2020

Industrial Hemp: A More Sustainable Option for the Hygiene Industry

Researchers at NC State’s College of Natural Resources are using industrial hemp to develop tissue paper and other pro 

Smart factory with sensors.

Mar 24, 2020

Artificial Intelligence: A Game Changer for the Chemical Manufacturing Industry

A growing number of chemical manufacturers are exploring the use of artificial intelligence to cut greenhouse gas emissions and improve the energy efficiency of their operations. 

paper towel

Jun 6, 2019

All About Tissue: Conference Brings Researchers, Business Leaders Together To Discuss Industry Advances

About 100 researchers and business leaders from the paper industry recently gathered at NC State for the third annual Tissue Conference. 

graduate researchers

Mar 12, 2019

2019 Graduate Research Symposium Winners

Check out the winners of our Graduate Research Symposium!