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Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

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Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass Glass windows like these could be replaced with wood. Shutterstock/Visions-AD Steve Eichhorn, University of Bristol Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. It’s also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere. Today, the main component of wood - cellulose – is produced annually at 20 times the volume of steel. One thing you wouldn’t use wood for is making...

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Eddystone company that recycles old glass into rocks plans a $24 million xpansion

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Eddystone company that recycles old glass into rocks plans a $24 million xpansion

Eddystone company that recycles old glass into rocks plans a $24 million xpansion The Eddystone company, which last year doubled its capacity to recycle old glass bottles and jars into lightweight building material that resembles rock, plans to dramatically expand its output again this year with new money from Wall Street investors. Aero announced Tuesday that Valterra Partners LLC, a New York‐based private equity firm, closed on a $24 million investment that will allow Aero to add a third production line to its Delaware County plant, located in the former Baldwin Locomotive Works in Eddystone. The investment will also fund Aero’s plans to...

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