Lobster Balls Golf Goes Green

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 7:01am

University of Maine has developed biodegradable golf balls made from lobster shells.

A team of bioengineers at the University of Maine are putting the finishing touches on a project that could put a new spin on the sport of golf and lobster fishing.

Bioengineers at the University of Maine have developed a golf ball made from lobster shells.

Their goal was to make a product to be hit off cruise ships.

After about seven days in water the eco-friendly golf balls begin to break down.

Researchers say the material the golf balls are made of could also be used on other products.

The biodegradable golf balls don't go as far as regular golf balls but developers say they can be hit with both irons and drivers.

The University expects to have a patent completed for the lobster golf balls sometime in the next few years.

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