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NC State researchers place waste items on a conveyor belt - AI-Powered Waste Management System to Revolutionize Recycling - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Nov 9, 2023

AI-Powered Waste Management System to Revolutionize Recycling

The system is expected to streamline the collection of non-recyclable waste for conversion into renewable products, energy and fuel.

European Swift - Mimicking a Bird's Sticky Spit to Create Cellulose Gels - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Oct 18, 2023

Mimicking a Bird’s Sticky Spit to Create Cellulose Gels

A small bird's nest-making inspires a nontoxic process for making cellulose gels.

Aerial photo of a paper mill in Fernandina Beach near Jacksonville, Florida. - NC State Researchers Developing Climate-friendly Solution for Pulp and Paper Industry - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Sep 18, 2023

NC State Researchers Developing Climate-Friendly Solution for Pulp and Paper Industry

NC State researchers will lead a $2.6 million project aimed at developing a nature-based, renewable technology to reduce the carbon emissions of kraft pulping.

Sargassum, brown seaweed algae, on the beach, Akumal Bay, Mexico - Sargassum is a Growing Problem, Researchers May Have a Solution - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 22, 2023

Sargassum is a Growing Problem. Researchers May Have a Solution

Funded with a $2.25 million grant from the Department of Energy, NC State researchers will collect sargassum and combine it with wood waste to produce sustainable aviation fuel and battery-grade graphite.

wood

Aug 1, 2022

5 Benefits of Building with Cross-Laminated Timber

NC State expert Steve Kelley breaks down the benefits of using cross-laminated timber for construction —from fire resistance and seismic durability to carbon sequestration.

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.

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NC State researchers place waste items on a conveyor belt - AI-Powered Waste Management System to Revolutionize Recycling - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Nov 9, 2023

AI-Powered Waste Management System to Revolutionize Recycling

The system is expected to streamline the collection of non-recyclable waste for conversion into renewable products, energy and fuel.

European Swift - Mimicking a Bird's Sticky Spit to Create Cellulose Gels - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Oct 18, 2023

Mimicking a Bird’s Sticky Spit to Create Cellulose Gels

A small bird's nest-making inspires a nontoxic process for making cellulose gels.

Aerial photo of a paper mill in Fernandina Beach near Jacksonville, Florida. - NC State Researchers Developing Climate-friendly Solution for Pulp and Paper Industry - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Sep 18, 2023

NC State Researchers Developing Climate-Friendly Solution for Pulp and Paper Industry

NC State researchers will lead a $2.6 million project aimed at developing a nature-based, renewable technology to reduce the carbon emissions of kraft pulping.

Sargassum, brown seaweed algae, on the beach, Akumal Bay, Mexico - Sargassum is a Growing Problem, Researchers May Have a Solution - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 22, 2023

Sargassum is a Growing Problem. Researchers May Have a Solution

Funded with a $2.25 million grant from the Department of Energy, NC State researchers will collect sargassum and combine it with wood waste to produce sustainable aviation fuel and battery-grade graphite.

wood

Aug 1, 2022

5 Benefits of Building with Cross-Laminated Timber

NC State expert Steve Kelley breaks down the benefits of using cross-laminated timber for construction —from fire resistance and seismic durability to carbon sequestration.

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.