Lupine in review

Lupinus Nootkatensis is a legume, it has been successful in reclamation of sterile soil in Iceland since 1945 when it was imported from Alaska. The lupine is invading perishable areas in Iceland. A number of people are trying to get rid of it because of this ability, only seeing its flaws. The lupine is an interesting plant for its ability to produce nitrogen, it provides nutrition for itself as well as other plants and is sustainable. Its construction consists of protein, ash, minerals, and cellulose, with lignin as the main cellulose. We found it interesting to investigate the lupine, to do a material research on its potentials for raw material. Try to produce a biodegradable product without any additives. Succeeding this task, could give the lupine a second opportunity on a new basis.

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