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Wood-based Carbon Fibre Used to Build Model Car

Via TechMic  ---- Cars could soon be made out of plants instead of metal. Researchers in Sweden are working on a new car material made out of a wood-based carbon fiber. The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has created a car roof out of wood composite and a carbon fiber car battery made with lignin, an substance found in the cell walls of plants, according to Science Daily.  Lignin is one of the earth's most plentiful natural polymers Scientists are using it to... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Monday, February 15, 2016 | 4 comments
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Lumber Liquidators Holdings (LL) Sentenced For Smuggling Illegal Wood Into The U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Virginia-based company Lumber Liquidators was sentenced to $13.2 million in fines and forfeitures for importing illegal wood and submitting false declarations under the Lacey Act, a conservation law that makes it a crime to import plants and animals taken in violation of state and foreign law. In addition, the company has been placed on a five-year probation, during which it must implement a strict environmental compliance plan. In October 2015, after a two-year... Read More
Posted by Kristina Bran at Monday, February 1, 2016 | 1 comments
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