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Banana Waste for Biofuel? Biomass Fuel from Banana Waste? Researchers explore use of residual biomass of bananas for bioenergy applications. More

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    The Arc House on Display at PCBC

    Work is underway on the first ever Arc House, the innovative design of a new type of shelter, to be opened up for tours for the first time at PCBC in San Francisco.

    Sponsored by Green Builder Media and designed by Shelter Dynamics, the house features elaborate Glulam construction graywater systems, solar panels and a self-sufficient battery grid. Learn More

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    Arc House on Display at PCBC

    We just interrupted the team, which is hard at work assembling the house and putting on the last details. Thousands are expected to tour the Arc House June 22 and 23, 2016. Learn More

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    The Arc House: Meet the Makers

    James Gregory (right) and Mark Gautreaux of Shelter Dynamics confer on the final details of the Arc House, nearing completion in San Francisco at PCBC. The factory built house is expected to sell for around $120,000 and can be transported to almost any site. That price includes all of the beautiful detailing but would not include the upscale appliances and graywater system that are installed on the PCBC demonstration house. Read More

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    The Arc House: A Passion for Graywater

    Challenging the West's wasteful water practices, this dynamic duo has an innovative solution. Heidi Putze (left) and Jutta Gietl hope to share their message of widespread use of graywater systems to the world via the Arc House at PCBC. Read More


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