Graphene

DOE Makes Graphene Ready for Prime Time

A team at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has found a way to apply graphene to large-scale commercial use. In the past, researchers have only used tiny flakes of...
Airborne Marine’s composite blades, shown here attached to a Nautricity Ltd. turbine, are made without adhesives to reduce maintenance requirements. Tidal turbines can use smaller rotors to generate equal amounts of energy as wind turbines.

Green with Energy

Many in the composites industry are aware that making use of carbon fiber can greatly decrease one’s carbon footprint, such as through the manufacture of lighter automobiles. But when it comes to green...