Monday, September 29, 2014
Plant-based building materials boost energy savings up to 20 percent, UNT researchers find
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas researchers discovered that plant-based building materials can provide up to 20 percent energy savings, reduce energy consumption and the overall carbon footprint compared with synthetic building materials currently on the market.
The finding comes as scientists around the world are turning to plants as a resource for biodegradable, renewable and environmentally friendly products and materials that can reduce landfill waste, help the environment and cause little to no damage to natural...
Monday, September 15, 2014
UNT Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science student to present engineering research at international conference
Monday, July 7, 2014
UNT researchers create new, stronger plant-based carbon fiber
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants that can replace common petroleum and coal-based products in wide range of goods including parts for cars, aircraft, electronics and sports equipment. The patent-pending carbon fiber also is stronger and lighter than similar products on the market.
The new carbon fiber is made from C-lignin, a linear polymer that was discovered by UNT...