Australia promotes carbon fiber recycling

Gen 2 Carbon has partnered with Deakin University to develop carbon fiber recycling in Australia.

The initiative is reportedly part of Deakin’s Recycling and Renewable Energy Commercialisation Hub (REACH).


Plans are for Gen 2 Carbon to transfer its technology, which recovers carbon fiber and recycles it into nonwoven recycled mats. This work will be undertaken at Deakin’s composite research facility in Geelong, Victoria, where feedstock will be processed from a variety of waste streams in Australia, including aerospace and automotive suppliers.


“This joint venture with our partners at Deakin allows us to drive forward the reuse of manufacturing waste to support a truly circular economy,” said Frazer Barnes, Chairman and CTO of Gen 2 Carbon. “We anticipate the recycled carbon fiber converted at Deakin’s Geelong facility will be used predominately for clean energy applications.”