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January 5th, 2006

Cars made of plants? It ain't sci-fi

Abstract:
"In another very exciting area of nanotechnology, we are working on developing commercially viable technology to obtain nano-cellulose fibres from wood fibre, agro-fibre and root fibres (such as rutabaga). We have already demonstrated the excellent performance of these fibres when they are added in a plastic as reinforcement. We are working toward developing a continuous process to make such nano-fibre and then develop bio-nanocomposites by processing them in conventional plastic processing equipment." Professor Mohini Sain, University of Toronto's Faculty of Forestry.

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