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A table display showing a t-shirt with an iridescent hummingbird design - Bio-Inspired Textiles Promote Sustainable Fashion - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Apr 21, 2022

Bio-Inspired Textiles Promote Sustainable Fashion

NC State researchers are using nanocrystals extracted from wood to produce iridescent clothing. 

NC State professor Lokendra Pal holds two samples of sawdust powder in his hands - New Biomaterial Could Save Our Oceans from Plastic Pollution - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

Mar 21, 2022

New Biomaterial Could Save Our Oceans From Plastic Pollution

NC State researchers have discovered how to convert leftover sawdust powder and agro-residues into a Styrofoam-like packaging material. 

Professor Lucian Lucia - Faculty Feature: Meet Professor Lucian Lucia - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Feb 15, 2022

Faculty Feature: Meet Professor Lucian Lucia

Lucia, a professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at NC State, is working to minimize the impact of chemistry and its processes on people and the environment. 

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. 

Stack of wooden logs, lumber - Biomass: A Sustainable Energy Source for the Future? - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

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.