After watching a "Mr. Potatohead" commercial on TV, I got the urge to do a quick Internet search on alternative uses for potatoes. I was expecting to find some funny pictures to spam my friends' e-mail with, but to my surprise, I found myself involved in some more serious research.
I stumbled across the Spring 2006 issue of "Spudsmart" and found a short article about a Dutch concrete company named Noppert Beton, which uses a modified potato starch in their concrete mixture. Their reason for doing so is no advertising gimmick--the use of the extract accelerates production time, and therefore reduces costs.
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Secrets of Dutch Concrete
- By: Howard WuApr 30, 2008