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Biodegradable plant-pollen sponges could soak up oil spills

Key members of the research team, from left to right: NTU PhD student Mohammed Shahrudin Ibrahim, NTU Masters student Deng Jingyu, NTU research fellow Dr. Zhao Ze, and NTU Prof. Cho Nam-Joon

Last year, we heard how scientists had created eco-friendly soft gel particles from hard grains of pollen. Now, they’ve used those particles to create sponges that could soak up oil spills, then biodegrade once used up.

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Category: Environment, Science

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