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Transparent Wood Cheaper, more E-friendly than Glass

Inexpensive Alternative to Glass Windows and Solar Panels Source:  American Chemical Society KTH Transparent Wood New Innovation from Sweden's KTH This is important innovation in materials science.  Researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a transparent, synthetic wood that can store and release heat.  The material is transparent.  It's an inexpensive alternative to glass used in windows and solar panels. Their innovation was just presented at the American Chemical Society meeting in Orlando, FL. Building on KTH Research This is an important iteration on a research theme and results achieved by KTH.  They previously created a transparent wood by cutting the lignin from the cell walls of balsa wood and combined that with plexiglass. New Transparent Wood They've now added the phase change polymer polyethylene glycol (PEG) to the wood fiber and plexiglass mixture.  The result:  material that absorbs heat and stores energy that

Important Innovations Collection: World's Largest Waste to Energy Plant

Chinese Big-Scale Energy Innovation Source:  Shenzhen SHL From Waste to Energy - World's Largest Project This is an energy innovation project under development set to go on line in 2020. China's Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Power Plant.  It's the world's largest power plant to convert waste into energy, enough to power 100,000 homes. It's something to be aware of and worthy of watching as a new source of energy from waste.  To learn more, go to Important Innovations Collection: World's Largest Waste to Energy Plant : China's Renewable Energy Innovation Source: Shenzhen SHL Online 2020 China has many very impressive, breakthrough innovations i...