PULLMAN, Wash. – As you walk through the new WSU visitor center, slow down and notice the wood around you. Natural blue staining on a bench shows how a Northwest pine tree lost its battle with troublesome beetles. Criss-crossed wood flakes span a wall-length wine display, making better use of timber resources.
SEATTLE – Washington Technology Center has awarded $99,778 in Research and Technology Development funding based on a proposal from Washington State University in collaboration with Plant Care Technologies Corporation.
Plant Care Technologies Corporation, a start-up nursery bioproducts company located in Pullman, is partnered with the Wood Materials and Engineering Laboratory at Washington State University to study the commercial feasibility of using heat-treated waste-wood products as an alternative to traditional plant-growing media.
WSU will receive $99,778 in Phase I Research and Technology Development funding from Washington Technology Center and $19,956 from Plant Care Technologies Corporation for the project titled … » More …