UBC engineers accelerate production of new, plastic fuel tank systems—reducing auto weight and emissions

Prof. Hatzikiriakos inspecting polymeric surfaces. Photo credit: Martin Dee

Prof. Hatzikiriakos inspecting polymeric surfaces. Photo credit: Martin Dee

A team of Canadian engineering researchers—led by UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering Professor Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos—is partnering with Kautex Corp., McGill University and the National Research Council to optimize a process to manufacture a complete fuel system in a single production step. This Canadian team first is expected to produce a new generation of tanks within five years that meet North America’s most stringent emission standards. Read more here.

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