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Sustainable Cellulose Nanofiber Vehicles

The Nanocellulose Vehicle Has a Wood-Based Design

— November 1, 2019 — Autos
The Nanocellulose Vehicle (NCV) has been developed by a consortium that's headed by the Kyoto University and supported by the Ministry of the Environment in Japan. The vehicle features an eco profile that is achieved using cellulose nanofiber (CNF) that's derived from wood pulp as an alternative to conventional metals that are used for car manufacturing.

The CNF material is reported to be 80% lighter than steel, while maintaining a durable profile that's five-times stronger than the metal. It is made using wood pulp that is left over from forestry and agriculture waste to transform an otherwise discarded material into an eco production alternative.

The Nanocellulose Vehicle (NCV) also features a highly recyclable profile but not fully biodegradable because of resin used to bind the fibers together.
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