About The Workshop
Carbon fiber-containing composites are known for their high strength and light weight, a combination that make them attractive for use in many components in energy-related industries. One important application of these light-weight composites is for vehicular components, where their use can increase fuel efficiency. Other applications include large wind-turbine blades, aircraft components, offshore oil and gas platforms, and electricity transmission conductors. Reduction in cost of these composites is necessary to maximize their use in these industries.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is holding a technology development scoping workshop that will address low-cost carbon fiber reinforced composites development and applications. Specifically, the workshop will identify the needs, both technically and business-related, that will provide low-cost carbon fiber composites and accelerate their introduction into the marketplace. Experts in both technical and business-related aspects of carbon-fiber composites are being invited to provide insight on commercialization of these materials. They will help to adopt a national perspective and develop information on the research, development, and demonstration needs for government and industry to reduce the cost of carbon fiber reinforced composites, as well as identifying market issues and challenges for widespread deployment and manufacturing scale-up of these composites.
The two-day (adjourning mid-afternoon of the second day) workshop will be held at ORNL on March 3 and 4, 2009.
Registration is closed for this workshop. We are not able to accept any onsite registrants due to space restrictions. Please contact Jeanne Phillips at 865-576-0382 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need information regarding the workshop.