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.
Researchers Make Chicken Feather Circuit Board
1. Biomaterial Circuit Boards - The use of biomaterials, such as chicken feathers and soybeans, for circuit boards presents opportunities for sustainable and eco-friendly manufacturing.
2. Alternative Material Technologies - The development of alternative material technologies, like the chicken feather circuit board, is revolutionizing the manufacturing industry.
3. Circular Economy Innovations - The creation of circuit boards from waste products like chicken feathers demonstrates the potential for circular economy innovations in manufacturing.
1. Electronics Manufacturing - Electronics manufacturers could incorporate biomaterial circuit boards as a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional circuit boards.
2. Poultry Production - The use of chicken feathers for circuit boards presents opportunities for increased eco-efficiency in the poultry production industry.
3. Agricultural Byproduct Utilization - Using agricultural byproducts, like chicken feathers and soybeans, for manufacturing presents opportunities for companies to streamline supply chains and reduce waste.