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Linen napkins - Why Some Fabrics Shed More Microfibers Than Others - College of Natural Resources News - NC State University

May 12, 2022

Why Some Fabrics Shed More Microfibers Than Others

NC State researchers studied how treating fabrics with dyes, softeners and other chemicals impacts both the production and degradation of cotton microfibers. 

Wind turbines - Study Finds Offshore Wind Could Drive Down Energy Costs in New England - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Apr 25, 2022

Study Finds Offshore Wind Could Drive Down Energy Costs in New England

An NC State study found offshore wind power could help lower average wholesale electricity prices in New England. 

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. 

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. 

A field of leafy green vegetables - Building a Case for Community Gardens - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Jun 1, 2021

Building a Case for Community Gardens

As a community garden in Raleigh fights to remove regulatory barriers, one NC State expert weighs in on the benefits of urban agriculture. 

Recycling Bin - The College of Natural Resources is Now a Zero Waste Workplace, College of Natural Resources, minibins, feature - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

May 24, 2021

The College of Natural Resources is Now a Zero Waste Workplace

As part of NC State's Zero Waste Workplace program, the college has installed compost bins throughout all of its buildings. 

Bacterial cellulose - Bacterial Film Separates Water From Oil - College of Natural Resources News NC State University

Mar 11, 2021

Bacterial Film Separates Water From Oil

Researchers used a material produced by the bacteria Gluconacetobacter hansenii as a filter to separate water from an oil mixture. 

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. 

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.