U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Advanced Manufacturing Office
Renewable Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Lightweight Vehicles Workshop
June 4-5, 2013
The Bioenergy Technologies Office, in coordination with the Advanced Manufacturing Office and Vehicle Technologies Office, is hosting a workshop on the use of renewable, low-cost carbon fiber for lightweight vehicles on June 4-5, 2013. The workshop will leverage the complementary insight and expertise of the Energy Department's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy offices to support end-to-end technology development for an enhanced domestic supply chain for low-cost carbon fiber that has the potential to increase energy productivity and the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. Issues discussed at this event will include the technical challenges of carbon fiber manufacturing, including meeting end product specifications for vehicle structural components; the technical challenges of converting biomass resources to "drop-in" carbon fiber intermediates; and the resources, challenges and opportunities in unconventional carbon fiber.
The two-day Renewable Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Lightweight Vehicles Workshop will be held in Detroit, Michigan, and it is open to all. Please visit the registration website for more details and to sign up for the event.