See-Through, Energy Efficient Windows Made From Paper

Schematic drawings of a window retrofitted with a SiCellA film (a) and an IGU with a SiCellA film inserted between glass panes, image via Nature Energy

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Researchers seek new formula for energy efficient windows in beer wort, balsa wood, and paper pulp.

The idea of recycling cellulose from beer wort into a see-through, energy efficient application for window glass didn’t quite catch on after it made headlines back in 2018, but it has been simmering on the back burner all this time. Researchers have just achieved another breakthrough by using paper pulp, and their patent applications are pending.

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Source: CleanTechnica


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