US News Mountains of waste could lead to new U.S. manufacturing, jobs

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    Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu

    Contact: Dr. Joshua Yuan, 979-845-3016, syuan@neo.tamu.edu

    COLLEGE STATION — Waste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars.

    “We have overcome one of the industry’s most challenging issues by discovering how to make good quality carbon fiber from waste,” said Dr. Joshua Yuan, Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and associate professor of plant pathology and microbiology in College Station.

    The research was published recently in Green Chemistry, the peer-reviewed journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

    “People have been thinking about using lignin to make carbon fiber for many years, but achieving good quality has been an issue,” Yuan said.


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