27 Oct '16, 12pm

Revolutionary floors made from waste wood pulp generate clean energy

Revolutionary floors made from waste wood pulp generate clean energy

Multiple industries end up with wood pulp as a waste product, but inside wood pulp are cellulose nanofibers that have the potential to produce a charge if they are chemically treated and encounter untreated nanofibers. Embedding the nanofibers in flooring enables those floors to transform footsteps into electricity for charging batteries or powering lights. Because wood pulp is cheap and abundant, these energy-harvesting floors could be incredibly affordable.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/revolutionary-floors-made-from-waste...

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