Alcides Leao from Sao Paolo State Uni might have the future of the car business in the pal of his hand. That is, if he happened to be holding a banana while he presented his research the 241st National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society. Hey! That’s also where those Electric Beam guys from Harvard strutted their stuff.
By the way, if you’re wondering about the picture, that’s not the future of the car business. That’s just an African banana vendor swaggin’ on his way to market.
Moving on, it’s no big deal knowing that nanocellulose and other rich fibers is extractable from fruits. As the picture up north indicates bananas are a great example. When harvested, the super tiny nanocellulose is ready for application to whatever industrial process demands it. If lightweight cars are the order of the day, nanocellulose and plastic are a dream team.
Alcides Leao knows he’s got a good thing going because in a world of miniature EV rides, less heavy sheeting and parts is the new standard. Nano cellulose is the answer for a whole variety of tough and renewable consumer products.
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