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USDA labs convert almond waste to beer, plastic and fuel

USDA labs convert almond waste to beer, plastic and fuel

March 18, 2018 |

In California, USDA researchers are converting almond hulls and waste that is otherwise discarded into useful products like bioplastics, beer and biofuels. With two pounds of hulls for every pound of almonds produced, farmers would love to be able to use or sell the hulls. The hulls could be used in a digester to make […]

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Spanish project will develop bioplastic from almond nut shells

Spanish project will develop bioplastic from almond nut shells

December 29, 2011 |

In Spain, Cidetec-IK4 technological center will be leading a project to develop bioplastic from waste by using nanotechnology.  Waste products will include almond nut shells, banana plants, and crustacean shells.  The project will run from 2012 to 2014, with partners from companies, organizations and/or universities in Chile, Columbia, Belgium, Germany and Spain.  The principal concern […]

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