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Deakin University researchers create recycled carbon fibre surfboard start-up as solution to landfill problem – ABC News

About 45,000 tonnes of carbon fibre ends up in landfill each year but a team of aerospace engineers and organic chemists are transforming old wind turbines and aircraft into high-performance surfboards.



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Carbon fibre has revolutionised design in many industries, with its lightweight and flexible structure helping improve the performance of aircraft, cars, tennis racquets and wind turbines.
Key points:

  • Carbon fibre has allowed manufacturers to create fuel-efficient lightweight products but a lot ends up in land fill
  • A surfer says the lighter carbon fibre board is faster and will be ‘absolutely awesome’
  • Aside from surfboards, researchers are working on reusing carbon fibr…

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