HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 4/4
Daniyal_Ali
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Don't waste the waste!
Daniyal_Ali   7/7/2014 1:54:25 AM
NO RATINGS
Fancy 3D-foods you say, that's what i fear. Even if they become a common thing i would be very reluctant to eat them. Natural things have something that can never be replaced.

Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Prawn Plastic
Greg M. Jung   7/3/2014 5:11:13 PM
NO RATINGS
My favorite one is the plastic made from discarded shrimp shells.  Perhaps this could help reduce petroleum needed to create today's polymers by a small amount.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Don't waste the waste!
Charles Murray   7/3/2014 2:50:36 PM
NO RATINGS
I have a feeling the 3D printer concept will take off. Fancy 3D-printed foods could become popular at weddings and parties.   

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Software Engineers
tekochip   7/3/2014 2:25:38 PM
NO RATINGS
When I saw the title I was sure you were going to talk about Cheez-Its.  Now I'm hungry, maybe there's something left in the keyboard if I turn it up-side-down.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Don't waste the waste!
naperlou   7/3/2014 10:25:31 AM
NO RATINGS
Elizabeth, waste materials, especially organics, can be a fertile source of energy and raw materials.  The trick is to get a steady supply.  I think this is what has stymied many trash to electricity efforts.  With any process the feedstock has to be consistent and consistently available. 

I did find the cooking oil situation funny.  In the UK there were people using cooking oil in their cars (getting it from the local McDonalds) and the government decided it was fuel and wanted to charge fuel tax on it.  Government is so great.  Here people are using an alternative that would just be waste and lowering the country's dependence on oil and they want to tax them.

NadineJ
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Not just for eating
NadineJ   7/3/2014 10:08:07 AM
NO RATINGS
I think until hunger is eliminated from the planet we should use food for people. I know the key issues with hunger in the world are distribution and excessive profit taking. Shifting the focus of crops from feeding people to fueling engines isn't a sustainable path.

The advancements in using food waste are interesting.  I think that's a better way to go.

Daniyal_Ali
User Rank
Platinum
Don't waste the waste!
Daniyal_Ali   7/3/2014 6:44:59 AM
NO RATINGS
Great slideshow Liz. This shows how much we can save by utilizing the waste of various food processing industries, the most important thing to learn here is that the real profit is not necessarily in the production, but also in the way you utilize the waste products. If all the industries of the world start recycling all of their waste products, we would never run out of the resources.

Elizabeth M
User Rank
Blogger
Not just for eating
Elizabeth M   7/3/2014 6:10:37 AM
NO RATINGS
I found it really interesting to explore how food is becoming inspiration for numerous designs. These are just some examples but I'm sure there are a lot more out there. Would love to hear from readers about other ways food is being used in design and engineering beyond its usual function.

<<  <  Page 4/4


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Why would the biggest connector company in the world design and build the first fully functional 3D-printed motorcycle? To show TE Connectivity's engineers what the technology can really do in making working load-bearing production parts, and free up their thinking when approaching design problems.
This is the story of a robotic ball clever enough to inspire the team behind the new Star Wars film.
The enhanced ST8 includes new functionality designed to help users accelerate design speed and improve the user’s ability to leverage synchronous technology. The update offers greater flexibility in choice of platform and purchasing options, according to the company.
“How can European standards affect me, especially since I only use machines built in the US?” This is a common question, and one way to answer this is to look at how machine safety is enforced, where the information comes from, and how well you can prove you followed the regulations.
A new process controller delivers smartphone-type functionality to chambers, furnaces, ovens, and industrial machinery needing thermal control.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
5/21/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
5/7/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/3/2015 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
6/11/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Jun 8 - 12, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Filters
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Course June 2nd-4th:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service