Renewable source
nanostructured precursors
for carbon fibers
START:01 January 2014
1460
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END:31 December 2017

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Renewable source
nanostructured precursors for carbon fibers

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Two renewable and widely available carbon fiber
precursor raw materials
(lignin, cellulose) obtained by bio-refinery process
from wood resources
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Two renewable and widely available carbon fiber precursor raw materials
(lignin, cellulose) obtained by bio-refinery process from wood resources high-purity organosolv lignin (controlled molecular weight, derivatization)
high-purity cellulose (dissolving pulp by alkaline extraction, bleaching)
bio-based nanocarbon materials (carbon nanotube, graphene) with high purity
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A new carbon fiber precursor chemistry based on
renewable raw materials doped by nanocarbon materials (carbon nanotube, graphene)
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A new carbon fiber precursor chemistry based on
renewable raw materials doped by nanocarbon materials (carbon nanotube, graphene) aqueous cellulose-based solution  obtained by ball mill and ultrasonic probe dispersion technologies
lignin-based thermoplastic masterbatch obtained by compounding technologies
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A cost-effective continuous carbon fiber
with mechanical performances suitable to mass market applications
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A cost-effective continuous carbon fiber
with mechanical performances  suitable to mass market applications multifilament spinning process of precursor fibers (coagulation, extrusion)
high yield carbonization process with a time and energy consuming reduction
plasma treatment (no oxidation step, lignin fiber stabilization, carbon fiber sizing)
conventional composite manufacturing process (weaving, RTM, infusion…)
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Two major cost driven mass market applications
(automotive and wind energy)
for a global positive environmental impact
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Two major cost driven mass market applications  (automotive and wind energy)
for a global positive environmental impact automotive exterior parts (lightweight, CO2 emission reduction…)
blades for wind energy (wind capture, energy output  increase…)