Story by: Leslie Minton
Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants that can replace common petroleum and coal-based products in wide range of goods including parts for cars, aircraft, electronics and sports equipment. The patent-pending carbon fiber also is stronger and lighter than similar products on the market.
The University of North Texas is among the first group of U.S. higher education institutions selected to receive grants as part of President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative. During the announcement in Washington, D.C., Secretary of State John Kerry revealed the four U.S. higher education institutions selected for the grants.
DENTON, TX – The University of North Texas received a shipment of 50 BigBelly Solar sets on Monday, June 2. The We Mean Green Fund, a student environmental service fee, and UNT Facilities purchased the solar compactors as part of a new recycling standard taking effect across UNT’s Denton campus this fall.