Researchers from Innventia, Swerea and KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a model car to demonstrate that lightweight, fuel-efficient cars of the future can be made using bio-based materials.
The raw material can also be used in batteries, which is said to reduce the use of fossil-based materials and fuel.
The Swedish research institutes Innventia and Swerea have presented the first model car with a roof made of a composite using carbon fibre based 100% on softwood lignin.
In co-operation with researchers from KTH, the car has also been equipped with a battery in which lignin-based carbon fibre is used as the electrode material.
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