27 May '14, 1pm

Could Renewable Bamboo Be As Strong As Carbon Fiber For Lightweight Cars?

Could Renewable Bamboo Be As Strong As Carbon Fiber For Lightweight Cars?

By Stephen Edelstein 1,056 views May 27, 2014 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter TOTI bamboo ECO2 8-passenger taxi in Tabontabon, Philippines Enlarge Photo Carbon fiber now appears poised to enter the mainstream of automotive materials, but a less high-tech material could be waiting in the wings as well. Bamboo could be the next carbon fiber , according to a new article on BBC Autos (only visible in U.S., apparently). Surfboard manufacturer Gary Young uses bamboo in his boards already, and he told the news services that he felt bamboo had the potential to replace carbon fiber in automotive applications. MUST READ: Carbon Fiber In Cars: More Energy To Make, Lower Lifetime Emissions He noted that the material is entirely renewable--which anyone who's tried to deal with an unwanted bamboo plant knows all too well. 2013 Lexus LS 600h L Enlarge Photo Young's surfbo...

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