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New Bio-Solar Panels Are Made from Cotton and Castor Beans

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat

A new type of solar panel component, developed by California-based solar company BioSolar, is made from a material derived from cotton and castor beans. Called BioSolar Backsheets, these products are non-toxic, more durable and less...

BMW i8 key fob holds a surprise in your hand

Vehicles / Automotive Industry News : Autoblog

The only thing that BMW has officially said about the key fob for the upcoming i8 is that it's made with eco-friendly materials. Like a biopolymer made with castor bean oil and glass fiber. But, according to a leaked picture on Bimm...

Proteins in one of the world's main biodiesel plants have been mapped, and it does not look good

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

The castor oil plant (Ricinus communis) produces beans with a high content of fatty acids from which oil is refined into biodiesel in several countries, eg. Brazil. Now scientists have succeeded in mapping proteins of the castor bea...

Interface Looks at Castor Beans for Source Materials

Lifestyle / Green Living : Triple Pundit

From castor oil to carpet tiles: an innovative approach promises new markets for one of India's most resilient crops. The post Interface Looks at Castor Beans for Source Materials appeared first on Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Pro...

High-Performance Castor Bean Fibers

Academics / Chemistry : ChemViews

Fabrics made from biopolyamide fibers from the seeds of the castor bean plant show innovative characteristics


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