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Sustainable Blacksburg Week– September 18 – 20


Nov. 30, 2012 – Once again, the Department was pleased to highlight many of its’ activities to the public during Sustainable Blacksburg Week. “Sustainable Blacksburg” is a non-profit community organization that facilitates effective environmental stewardship in the Blacksburg area. Together with Virginia Tech, the have sponsored a Sustainability Week in the Fall of the year since 2006. Several students participated in the activities including the set up and take down of the display. On display for the event were: 

  • A variety of advanced composite wood and bamboo products, 
  • Biofuel pellets from wood and peanut shell, 
  • Naturally biodegradable plastics made by Professor Kim from sustainable biopolymers,
  • Wood Enterprise Institute projects from by students in the department that the WEI sells throughout the year,
  • Samples of Lyocell yarn made from cellulose, 
  • New biomaterial scaffolds produced using a 3-D printer, and being tested experimentally as “bone scaffolds” for the repair of broken bones, produced in Dr. Roman’s lab.
   

Sustainable Blacksburg week Above Left: Professors Bob Bush (foreground) and Barry Goodell highlight activities in the Sustainable Biomaterials department to interested passers-by at the 7th Annual Sustainable Blacksburg week events. Right: Students in the department Patrick McCampbell and Rosemary Masser help out in setting up and spreading the word about the department at our table during the event.


 

   

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