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The car of the future may be built from crude oil leftovers
Daily Beast · March 21, 2022
Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have found a new, inexpensive way to create carbon fiber using leftover waste from crude oil processing. This discovery could allow for carbon fiber to be utilized much more widely than it is today, creating lighter and more efficient cars at a more affordable price.