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NC State to Lead Global Research Effort to Develop Sustainable Fibers, College of Natural Resources, SAFI Consortium logo, feature

Oct 5, 2021

NC State to Lead Global Research Effort to Develop Sustainable Fibers

The Sustainable and Alternative Fibers Initiative (SAFI) aims to study, develop and promote the utilization of alternative fibers for packaging, hygiene, textiles and other products. 

Daniel Saloni

Sep 29, 2021

Faculty Feature: Meet Associate Professor Daniel Saloni

Saloni, an associate professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials, is studying how to make products and processes more sustainable. 

Bite-resistant textiles - Mosquito-Resistant Clothing Prevents Bites in Trials - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jul 27, 2021

Mosquito-Resistant Clothing Prevents Bites in Trials

NC State researchers created insecticide-free, mosquito-resistant clothing using bite-proof textiles they designed. 

The sun peeks through the leaves of a tree at the Court of North Carolina.

Jun 4, 2021

Turning Tree Residue into Smart Hydrogels

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

American sycamore grove

Jun 3, 2021

Could Sycamore Trees Be an Alternative Fuel Source?

NC State researchers found a native tree, the American sycamore, could be a bioenergy fuel source. 

Professor Sunkyu Park - Progress at the Pump - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 7, 2021

Progress at the Pump

Professor Sunkyu Park is working to turn waste from the pulp and paper industry into the biofuel of the future. 

A stack of lumbar

Jan 15, 2021

Biomass: A Sustainable Energy Source for the Future?

From creating sustainable jet fuel to developing sustainable consumer goods, the College of Natural Resources is at the forefront of exploring the opportunities and challenges associated with harnessing renewable biomass. 

Salonika Aggarwal

Nov 5, 2020

Graduation to Vocation: Using Biomaterials Sustainably

Salonika Aggarwal will use her Ph.D. to research sustainable ways of extracting resources from biomaterials. 

Oct 19, 2020

Your Next Halloween Mask Could Be Made from Trees

NC State researchers are working to create more sustainable, inexpensive masks for Halloween. 

A picture of industrial hemp growing in a field

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 products.