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Researching the value of hemp waste

The legalization of hemp and marijuana is fueling the emergence of the CBD industry, ultimately leading to the production of the large quantities of extracted Cannabis flower waste. A faculty and…

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Bioplastic development means new way of sustainability on farms

CALS assistant professor Dr. Rebecca Cockrum, and graduate student Hailey Galyon are working to develop a bioplastic from bacteria in order to replace single-use plastics on farms.

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HokieTalks: Making new and improved medicines available to patients-- from the trees

Kevin Edgar, Professor of Sustainable Biomaterials in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, presented during the 2019 HokieTalks. Watch his talk,"Making new and improved medicines…

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Exploring wood science with InsideTREES

InsideTREES, a three-day educational summer program for high school students provided by the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, was held June 10-12, 2019 on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg…

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Student's interest in skateboards leads to research in recycling

Sophomore Dylan Willard conducted research — and co-authored a published paper — on the potential for recycling wooden skateboard decks.

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