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New Recyclable & Bio-based Foam

A team of students from the Center for Sustainable Polymers, Minnesota University, is the grand prize winner in the $10,000 Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA). The award, made possible by a collaboration between the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment and the Dow Chemical Company, recognizes and rewards students and universities for...
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Grow your bricks: Biocement the green alternative to traditional masonry.

The manufacture of concrete, one of the most energy intensive materials, uses limestone shale converted into Portland cement through high-heat processes. Both concrete and clay manufacturing include energy intensive processes for raw material extraction, transportation, and fuel sources for heating kilns. 40% of global CO 2 emissions are linked to the construction industry. An innovative...
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