UK team uses biomass to create lightweight composites

Source: The Engineer

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Engineers at Portsmouth University have been experimenting with agricultural biomass to create new types of composites for the transport industry.

Using flax, hemp, jute and waste biomass date palm fibres, the researchers have been able to manufacture lightweight non-structural components such as car bumpers and door linings. With so much agricultural waste going to landfill or being burnt, repurposing these products could simultaneously help reduce C02 emissions across both agriculture and transport.

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Source: The Engineer