Thursday, December 24, 2009

ORNL receives Recovery Act funding for Carbon Fiber Technology Center

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — A new, stimulus-funded research center at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help strengthen the very 'fiber' of America's automotive and energy industries. Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, DOE has allocated $34.7 million to establish the Carbon Fiber Technology Center at ORNL. The project, which will enable the development and commercialization of low-cost carbon fiber for use in composite materials, is being funded through DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.