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Researchers Make Chicken Feather Circuit Board

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Sep 21, 2010 • References: transmaterial.net and ecogeek.org
University of Delaware professor, Richard Wool has created a circuit board made from soybeans and chicken feathers instead of glass and petrochemicals. The chicken feather circuit board is just one of a myriad of new materials technologies that is changing the face of manufacturing.

Opting for biomaterials over petrochemicals is just one step toward sustainability. Many also tout meat production as an eco-problem. Chickens have less eco-impact than cattle and the chicken feather circuit board further increases the eco-efficiency of chickens as food because it uses 'waste' from poultry production.