Appalachian State University (ASU) undergraduate Emily Porter prepares panels for Maison Reciprocity. ASU's team was selected to participate in the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe and used soy-based, formaldehyde-free plywood as part of the project.
Headaches and nasal irritation are a common complaint among fleet maintenance staff at the District of Columbia’s Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) after using adhesive removers and other harsh chemicals. That’s why they were pleased to learn about a soy-biobased alternative that not only got the job done well, but did it without the adverse side-effects.
Many college students spend their summers working at restaurants, lifeguarding or babysitting to make a little extra money before heading back to school. For two members of the Collegiate Biobased Network who were interns at Ford Motor Company, their summer jobs helped drive sustainable automobiles to the next level.
The United Soybean Board, working in concert with the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition, is introducing soy biobased products to the nation’s capital city.
The historic Varick Street Federal building in New York City’s Lower Manhattan has a new, sparkling white soy-based roof coating. The coating extends the roof’s service life by more than 50 percent and exceeds New York City’s CoolRoofs guidelines.
Upcoming free webinars highlight purchase and use of biobased products
Book lovers benefit from a soy adhesive eliminating the need for formaldehyde at the Barnes & Noble Café at 86th & Lexington in New York City.
Jim Evanoff, former environmental-protection specialist at Yellowstone National Park, approached USB with a problem. An early pioneer in using biodiesel and biobased products at Yellowstone, Evanoff wanted to do something about the 43 tons of bottles left at the park each year that were being shipped overseas.
The Pennsylvania State University built a winning team for sustainability. They combined the strengths of their staff for facilities, environmental management and research with U.S. soybean farmers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Together, they birthed a biobased product that is a sustainability solution for buildings across the country.