Almond Shell Composites (California)
About — Almond Shell Composites (California)
Fall 2019 - D-Lab 0
Students in Geography, Environmental Planning, and Atmospheric Sciences worked with the USDA to determine the techno-economic feasibility of bringing torrefied almond shell composites to the market. The goal was to effectively divert plastic and almond shell waste from landfills to improve material properties of degraded plastic with the torrefied almond shells, creating more durable and heat tolerant plastic pellets that plastic manufacturers can use in place of virgin plastic or recycled plastic for consumer product production.