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  • The 42,000 sq. ft. Carbon Fiber Technology Facility offers a highly flexible, highly instrumented carbon fiber line for demonstrating advanced technology scalability and producing market-development volumes of prototypical carbon fibers, and serves as the last step before commercial production scale.
    Carbon Fiber Technology Facility Set To Scale Up Industry

    July 2, 2015 2:55 PM

    The Carbon Fiber Technology Facility (CFTF) at the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory offers a unique, highly flexible, highly instrumented research space for demonstrating ways to scale up and bring down testing costs of carbon-fiber prototypes for use in new polymers and products to manufacture larger land-based wind turbine blades and lighter vehicles with improved fuel efficiency. The 42,000-square-foot facility can make up to 25 tons of carbon fiber each year, enabling industry to experiment with new carbon-fiber precursors, or base materials, at a small scale.

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    From Flour to Grits, a Water-Powered Mill Keeps on Grinding

    June 30, 2015 2:02 PM

    A mill owned and operated for six generations by the Weisenberger family has been grinding grains in the heart of Kentucky since the Civil War. Read The Full Story
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    Training Veterans to Work in the Rapidly Growing Solar Industry

    June 26, 2015 12:40 PM

    In an effort to help our nation's veterans transition to civilian life, veterans are being trained for jobs in the growing solar industry as part of a workforce program supported by the Energy Department.

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