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SCRA presents ReXC award to Oracle team USA

News International-French

22 Sep 2014

The award recognizes innovative reuse of recycled carbon-fiber composite materials.

Together with MIT-RCF, SCRA recognized Oracle Team USA for their design and commercial integration of reclaimed carbon fiber from composites. The award is designed to honor the leaders in innovative reuse of recycled carbon-fiber composite materials.

Oracle Team USA recycled two of their racing yachts, recovering carbon from the boats and repurposing that recycled material into a mold for the next-generation watercraft. The carbon was recovered using a closed loop process in a geothermal plant and was then shipped to Team Oracle USA’s supplier, Core Composites, for repurposing. The reclaimed material is more economically efficient and is becoming a standardized raw material used to make the molds for composites. The unused recycled carbon fiber was sent to MIT-RCF, which is based in Lake City, S.C.

More information: www.scra.org