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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. 

The Talley tower - Exploring the Diversity-Innovation Link in the Pulp and Paper Industry - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jan 13, 2021

Exploring the Diversity-Innovation Link in the Pulp and Paper Industry

A new study uncovered differences in diversity trends that researchers say could be important to a company’s ability to innovate. 

Tractor in a wheat field - How Animal Manure Could Help Reduce Agriculture's Carbon Footprint - - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Nov 11, 2020

How Animal Manure Could Help Reduce Agriculture’s Carbon Footprint

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

A pile of used clothing

Oct 29, 2020

Our Clothes Are Polluting the Environment. Here’s a Solution.

The clothing that ends up in landfills can emit greenhouse gases and leach chemicals into the ground. 

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 small farm in the mountains of Colombia

Oct 15, 2020

Sustainable Fibers Provide Economic Support for Vulnerable Communities in Colombia

A research initiative exploring the use of fique fiber residues for tissue paper production is providing jobs for Colombian farmers. 

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. 

belltower at night - Chancellor's Innovation Fund Supports Six Promising Projects - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Aug 5, 2020

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Supports Six Promising Projects

This year's Chancellor's Innovation Fund winners are working toward safer treatments for human and animal health, novel manufacturing methods for toilet paper, lightweight car frames and synthetic fuel. 

Matthew holds beaker in lab - Exploring Sustainable Air Travel With Jet Fuel From Trees - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jul 27, 2020

Exploring Sustainable Air Travel With Jet Fuel From Trees

Researchers in NC State’s Department of Forest Biomaterials are working to make jet fuel from a renewable resource: trees.