Maine based consortium developing soil amendment and pest repellent from lobster shells
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Press Herald] By Jennifer Van Allen - September 29, 2014 -
The idea that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure may turn out to be more than a cliché for Maine’s lobster industry.
Every year the shells from millions of pounds of lobster processed in Maine each year heads for landfills and compost. A group called Lobster Unlimited LLC aims to turn that waste into an organic repellent to fend off pests.
The Lobster Unlimited team is developing a product that transforms ground lobster shells into an organic pelletized soil amendment – any material added to improve soil quality – for use by large commercial agricultural growers and golf courses.<
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