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    Submission Open 01.01.2017
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    Submission Closed 15.07.2017
  • We are here
    Selected Projects Announced 28.09.2017
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    Global Grad Show 13.10.2017
Submission Open 01.01.2017
WE ARE HERE Submission Closed 15.07.2017
14-18 November 2017 13.10.2017
Global Grad Show 13.10.2017

Huazhong University of science and Technology

WEBSITE

english.hust.edu.cn

Acorn

Acorn is a biodegradable plant base that helps plants to root and improves the quality of desert soil.

The project is designed to be entirely beneficial to the environment. Raw materials from crop waste are collected and compressed into boards that are completely biodegradable in soil, contributing minerals and nutrients as they decompose. After being compressed, the boards are laser cut to build the components of Acorn. The user begins by burying the plant and Acorn base together. She then adds water, which the base absorbs to remain moist. The plant's roots grow within the base and absorb nutrients from it. After four months of continuous growth, Acorn will have entirely decomposed, leaving the plant well nourished and strongly rooted in the ground.

Huazhong University of science and Technology

WEBSITE

english.hust.edu.cn

Acorn

Acorn is a biodegradable plant base that helps plants to root and improves the quality of desert soil.

The project is designed to be entirely beneficial to the environment. Raw materials from crop waste are collected and compressed into boards that are completely biodegradable in soil, contributing minerals and nutrients as they decompose. After being compressed, the boards are laser cut to build the components of Acorn. The user begins by burying the plant and Acorn base together. She then adds water, which the base absorbs to remain moist. The plant's roots grow within the base and absorb nutrients from it. After four months of continuous growth, Acorn will have entirely decomposed, leaving the plant well nourished and strongly rooted in the ground.

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