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Silica from rice hull ash

Useless waste from rice into high-purity silica compounds| Short Read
The technique could eliminate millions of tons of CO2 emissions every year

Two U-M researchers turn useless waste from rice processing into the high-purity silica compounds that are used in everything from toothpaste to tires. The technique could eliminate millions of tons of CO2 emissions every year, and it’s 90 percent less expensive than the
current method.

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Hands-on in the Amazon

As the climate changes, a grad student and mom decodes the math that drives the rainforest. | Medium Read