Monthly Archives: April 2013

29 Apr 2013

Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing

Lisa Harouni gives a useful introduction to the fascinating way of making things using 3D printing — including intricate objects once impossible to create.

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19 Apr 2013

Woody Biomass Energy Database Upgrade, Expanded

Woody biomass energy database upgrade, expanded By U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities | April 18, 2013   In 2010, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) announced creation of a one-of-a-kind database of industrial and selected community-scale users of wood-to-energy facilities across North America. The Endowment recently unveiled major improvements in the database.  The site—www.wood2energy.org—is a searchable database open to anyone with interest in the state of wood-to-energy conversion at a national, state/provincial or local operating level. Through...

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18 Apr 2013

Could Wood Feed the World?

From Science Now Could Wood Feed the World? by Charles Q. Choi on 15 April 2013, 4:45 PM | Future food? Cellulose from switchgrass and other nonfood plants might be converted into edible starch to feed the hungry. Credit: Peggy Greb/ARS/USDA The main ingredient of wood, cellulose, is one of the most abundant organic compounds on Earth and a dream source of renewable fuel. Now, bioengineers suggest that it could feed the hungry as well. In a new study, researchers...

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