Recipe Aerodynamic Paper


The task to produce energy with wind led us to look into what materials we can use to create an efficient windmill.Research was done in recyclable materials, common use objects that end up in the garbage, broken toys and plastic bottles. But these were almost entirely made out of different kind of plastic materials and polymers, which can be recycled professionally if properly segregated.

This led up to looking into the waste that a regular household produces, to discover that a large percentage of the waste is made up of organic waste and mainly putrescible waste. Trying to find the uses for the putrescible waste, that spoils the recyclable waste , a new material was born, ”Recipe Paper”.

Paper can be made from nearly every known vegetable fibre. Moss, straw, bark, vines, grass, bamboo. Except for certain special papers (e.g., asbestos paper), nearly all papers are made of cellulosic (vegetable) fibres.This research is centred on finding the best and most resistant paper that can be made with vegetable waste, looking into the material, the process, the preparation, the reinforcement, the geometry and waterproofing.




The organic waste stream is composed of waste of a biological origin
such as paper and cardboard, food, green and garden waste, animal waste and biosolids and sludges. Organic waste is usually generated as a component of most waste streams. There are two common sources of confusion about the term organic waste. Firstly, the term is generally not intended to include plastics or rubber
even though to an organic chemist, these polymers are certainly organic. Secondly, putrescible wastes are a subset of organic wastes with the distinction being that putrescible wastes, for instance food scraps, tend to biodegrade very rapidly whereas some other organic wastes, for instance paper, tend to require lengthy times or special conditions to biodegrade.

If the putrescible waste is removed from the standard waste stream, the remaining household solid waste (packaging, plastic films) and recycling (cardboard, glass, metals, plastics, and paper) is cleaner.

If the putrescible waste can be re-used and thus separated into compostable foodscraps and non-compostable waste (diapers and animal products), the remaining ”clean” garbage and recycling could be picked up less frequently.




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The production of electricity is done through a simple mechanism.

The paper is attached to an axis connected to a large gear which spins a smaller gear connected directly to a 6V dynamo. The dynamo charges a 5V battery. The charging process can take up to 7days depending on the wind speed.

The battery then releases the constant current to the ground speeding up the plant growth.


Electroculture involves the study of the effects of electricity and electric fields on the rate of seed germination and plant growth. This is an area of science where a lot of experimentation is being conducted. Researchers are starting to find evidence that plant growth can be enhanced by taking advantage of the sensitivity of plant cells to electric currents.

Observations have been made that certain types of grass appear healthier

after a thunderstorm and grass that grows below an electric power cable generally look greener. This led to series of experimentations on vegetable plants that have proven the theory to be true.

Certain scientists suggest that while plants need all the known conditions such as sufficient sunlight, air, water and nutrients to grow, the presence of an electric current help to enhance plant growth. However, if the other conditions are not available, the presence of an electric field will not make a difference.

When adding the pulp to take shape, seeds of climbing tomato plants were added in the mixture. As the paper disintegrates, the seeds fall and new plants sprout. Because there was no use of toxic materials, the seeds can stay in the paper and be protected by humidity and sun.



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