3D printed fuel?

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Nov 18, 2005
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This is some nascent tech coming from MIT Labs. By culturing plant cells, this team is on the path of developing 3D-printed wood. Although the focus right now appears to be creating a substitute for lumber, I wonder if it could also be used to develop fuel, like pellets from prairie grasses. It will be interesting to see if this develops into a viable substitute for forest products. Imagine a 3D printer making logs in the woodshed stacking while printing.

 
That would definitely be interesting. We are now entering the Star Trek world…
 
This is some nascent tech coming from MIT Labs. By culturing plant cells, this team is on the path of developing 3D-printed wood. Although the focus right now appears to be creating a substitute for lumber, I wonder if it could also be used to develop fuel, like pellets from prairie grasses. It will be interesting to see if this develops into a viable substitute for forest products. Imagine a 3D printer making logs in the woodshed stacking while printing.

Interesting. I wonder if one day Herath.com will have a section dedicated to wood ink scroungers…