The primary vision of CarboMat is to develop a less GHG intensive end-to-end process for producing low-cost and high-value carbon fibers from oil sands asphaltenes and facilitate non-combustible applications of oil sands asphaltenes for multifunctional applications.
Manufacture low-cost and high-value carbon fibers from low-value materials such as oil sands asphaltenes.
Valorization and development of non-combustible applications of low-value oil sands asphaltenes
Reduce the carbon fiber production cost by ~60% in comparison to the current incumbent PAN based carbon fiber production process.
Significant reduction in GHG emissions by ~50% relative to the current PAN based carbon fiber process.