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Building material made with lemons and coconut could help heat a home

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The new composite is the work of a research team from the Department of Biocomposites at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and makes use of three renewable material sources: coconuts, lemons and wood.

The researchers first created an open pore structure in the wood by removing the lignin, which also strips away its color. The gaps were then filled in with limonene acrylate (which can be sourced from peel waste in the juice industry) and a coconut-based molecule.