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Ask Dr. Universe: Why do nonbiodegradables decay slowly?

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. » More …

Fruit quality the focus of new biodegradable mulch research

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.

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Waste recycling solution creates energy, jobs

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

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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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