Scientists transform used cooking oil into material that’s stronger than steel

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Scientists in Australia have found a way to transform used cooking oil into the strongest material known to man: graphene. It’s a breakthrough that could make this wonder material cheaper than ever to produce, and thus far more applicable, reports CSIRO

“We can now recycle waste oils that would have otherwise been discarded and transform them into something useful,” said Dr. Dong Han Seo, co-author on the study published in the journal Nature Communications.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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