President Obama recently announced $14.2 million in funding will be made available for development of lightweight materials for advanced vehicles.
Funded through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the goal is to develop high-strength, lightweight carbon fiber composites and advanced steels and alloys to help improve fuel economy.
Research and development projects across three major areas will be eligible for funding:
- Predictive modeling of carbon fiber composites
- Predictive modeling of advanced steels
- Advanced alloy development for automotive and heavy-duty engines
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