[NAFEX] Nut shells for research.

AKManty AKManty at highstream.net
Sat Dec 24 15:47:57 EST 2005

Nit shell?  the part where I crack the nut and remove the meat?  I 
believe that would be considered the shell; the part actually falling 
from the tree, I believe is called the husk?

Jwlehman at aol.com wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> Although we aren't known as nut growers (nuts maybe) I'm forwarding 
> this request to the net. Hopefully some net members can help Dr. 
> Venkatesh in his research project and donate material.  Please see his 
> request below.
> Sincerely,
> <<<<<Mr. Lehman:
> I am a researcher working in Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan
> state University. We are interested in converting waste materials into
> energy, particularly cellulosic biomass. Recently I came to know that nut
> shell is a valuable source for making energy. In this respect, I need your
> help to get different kind of nut shell including almonds, Black Walnuts,
> Butternuts, Chestnuts, Heart nuts, Hazel nuts and filberts, Hickory,
> Hicans, Pecans, Persian walnut and Cashew nut for research. I would deeply
> appreciate if you can get 2lb of each nut shell (separately packed) will
> be quite useful for our research. We will acknowledge your association
> once we get appropriate results to publish a paper.
> We also need a feed back, like what do they do with the nut shell waste at
> present and How much quantity you generate in US.
> with kind regards,
> B. Venkatesh
> --
> Dr. Balan Venkatesh
> Research Associate
> Biomass conversion Research Laboratory (BCRL),
> 2527, Engineering Building,
> Department of Chemical Engineering and Mat. Sci.
> Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824
> Ph. 517 353 9948 (O), 517 355 8201 (R)
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