Renewable Low-Cost Carbon Fiber for Lightweight Vehicles Workshop

The Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office, in coordination with the Advanced Manufacturing and Vehicle Technologies Offices, 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. It is a free event and is open to all. To learn more about the workshop sessions, please view the agenda. For more details and to sign up for the event, please visit the registration website or read the workshop proposal.