Transparent wood could be an energy saver

Published April 19, 2019

An article in Smithosian about researchers in Sweden who have created a clear wood material they hope could one day be used for more energy-efficient buildings interviews Mark Swihart, professor of chemical and biological engineering in the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Swihart said making transparent wood by removing the lignin and refilling the pores with polymer is not a new technique and materials that store and release energy aren’t new, either.

“The thing that seems to be new is their approach to the energy storage,” he said.

Read the article here.