Dr. Ram Gupta and his team developed a formulation derived from a natural surfactant, soybean lecithin, to clean up oil spills.
Parks & Recreation
UCLA scored big when it replaced the intramural field's grass with artificial turf. In water-starved California, this is a major victory.
“Saving money by extending the life of an asphalt highway, street, bike path and parking lot is what pavement managers need to be looking at,” says Robert Cummins, newly retired pavement manager for the State of Ohio's Department of Transportation's District 7.
From the severe drought plaguing the western United States, to the re-imagining of city parks with innovative and sustainable landscapes, to pesky insects, soy-backed artificial grass is part of the solution.
Soy-biobased parking lot paint is the latest biobased product helping New Jersey’s Medford-Township Public School system shrink its environmental footprint.
Zion National Park is the latest in a growing number of National Parks across the country to integrate the use of soy-biobased products into its operations.
In a practical, commonsense way Shenandoah National Park employees have progressively worked to develop and adopt sustainable practices, including the use of soy-biobased products, for the last 15 years.
Biobased products perform and help meet sustainability goals.
Biobased products replace petroleum-based products – in everything from hand cleaner to graffiti remover to auto lubricants.
The University of Northern Michigan’s Golf Course (GC-NMU) is pursuing twin goals: financial as well as environmental sustainability.
Mother Nature’s record 2008 floods wreaked havoc on an Eastern Iowa Nature Center. Today, the building is better insulated than ever thanks to spray foam insulation that uses naturally renewable soy
Yellowstone National Park’s problem with plastic bottles launched an innovative new partnership to use the bottles in American-made soy-backed carpet. It also created a new source of funding for environmental projects at Yellowstone.
The people in the business of introducing new products and procedures know that there are classic ways to achieve their goals. One is to find a “champion” and another is to find a source of products for actual trials in the “field.”
Lake County, Illinois is using a soy-based sealant and preservation agent to prolong the life of one its most heavily used bike paths.
As with weatherization and energy efficiency efforts, numerous soy-biobased products are effective and proven in road construction projects as well.