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Ask Dr. Universe: Why do nonbiodegradables decay slowly?
February 7, 2017

PULLMAN, Wash. – It can take a really long time for some things to decay. If we buried an apple peel in the backyard, it might only take a few weeks to break down into the soil. But if we buried a plastic water bottle, it would probably still be there hundreds of years from now.

Fruit quality the focus of new biodegradable mulch research
February 13, 2015

By Cathy McKenzie, WSU Mount Vernon

DeVetter-80MOUNT VERNON, Wash. – Biodegradable mulches provide eco-friendly benefits to the agriculture industry, but the effects on fruit quality of these weed-controlling, moisture-preserving products are largely unknown.

Waste recycling solution creates energy, jobs
November 7, 2011

WSU alumni Larry Condon, former general manager and co-founder of Barr-Tech.  Photo courtesy of the WSU College of Engineering and Architecture.

 

 

 

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Barr-Tech at http://www.barr-tech.net

08-27-10 Spokane Journal of Business – Barr-Tech eyes plant’s next phase
Work on power-producing digester to begin soon  

Sirti – Barr-Tech receives $2 million and the Sirti: Foundation receives $250,000 in stimulus funding from the State Energy Program 

SPOKANE, Wash. – Take the city of Spokane’s garbage. Mix with a little expertise from WSU’s Department of Biological Systems Engineering. Add some engineering support from Ch2MHill.

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