Gigacorn microbial cement, hemp rebar, date waste for filtration membranes, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 4th

March 3, 2022 |

Rebuilding in a more sustainable way is top of mind for this week’s Top 8 Innovations. From a composite reinforcing material made of hemp stalk and bioplastic to create a rebar as strong as steel for construction to a ‘gigacorn’ cement alternative using microbes and without emitting carbon dioxide, rebuilding is getting greener and more biobased than ever.

In today’s Digest, it’s also about a combo motorized camper, tricycle and boat that incorporates bioplastics, waste from dates being used to create filtration membranes for industrial separations, and more in this week’s Top 8 Innovations.

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