This Earth Day, and every day, California almond farmers and processors practice a zero waste approach, ensuring everything grown in the orchard is put to good use. With support from the Almond Board of California, researchers are investigating new uses of almond coproducts – the hulls, shells, and woody material. These innovations will bring additional value to the California Almond community and the local environment while contributing to zero waste AND addressing needs across food, pharmaceuticals, automotive, and more. We call that a win, win, win.
Want to learn more about the research underway? Hear from ABC president and CEO Richard Waycott, ABC chief scientific officer Karen Lapsley, USDA researcher Bill Orts, and almond farmer Rory Crowley on the most recent developments: