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Bamboo injected with an elastomeric polymer could prove to be a practical alternative to steel rebar as reinforcement in concrete. That's the conclusion of research done by three engineering technology students for a Capstone project at Lethbridge College in Alberta. One of the advantages of the injected bamboo is that it is up to 20 per cent lighter than steel, the team’s research concluded, and that it s also cheaper than steel and has a minimal carbon footprint.

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