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Manure
There isn’t a how-to (yet) – but this seems like an interesting new particle board material…

Home-buyers of tomorrow could find themselves walking across floors made from manure.

That’s no cow pie-in-the-sky dream, according to researchers at Michigan State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

They say fiber from processed and sterilized cow manure could take the place of sawdust in fiberboard, which is used to make everything from furniture to flooring to store shelves.

And the resulting product smells just fine.

cbs11tv.com – Researchers Find New Uses For Cow Manure – [via] Link.

Interesting tidbit from the article – it can cost up to$200 per cow per year to handle its manure. Not in the article, the bizarro future where the furniture at a burger joint is made from jointed burger waste.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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