Shaping Solutions: Carbon Fibre and the Circular Economy

Carbon fibre is highly valued for its strength, stiffness, and its light-weighting quality. But how can we extract more value from such a highly prized product, and how can we help solve some of the environmental challenges?

As part of our commitment to product stewardship, the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong is proud to showcase the latest technology and opportunities for recycled carbon fibre materials in a new online discussion series.

Details for the first two events are as follows:

Thursday, August 27, at 8.30 a.m. – 9.25 AM (AEST)


JUC Surf Co-founder and CEO, Filip Stojcevski

Carbon Conversions VP Business Development, Keith Graham

Wednesday, September 9, at 4.30 p.m. – 5.25 PM (AEST)


CEO, ELG Carbon Fibre, Frazer Barnes

Applications Engineer, ELG, Ben Andrews

The first event features innovative start-up company, JUC Surf, who we ask to share their business and technology development story and how they have used rCF to great effect.

The newest member of the Advanced Fibre Cluster, JUC Surf, was founded by three Deakin University graduates, aerospace engineers Dr Filip Stojcevski and Andreas Hendlmeier, along with organic chemist James Randall. The start-up has created revolutionary technology that begins with high-performance surfboards and shows potential for other marine and sporting applications.

We will also hear from two global leaders in the manufacture of the recycled CF materials: ELG Carbon Fibre, speaking from the UK; and Carbon Conversions in the United States.

ELG Carbon Fibre operates the world’s first and largest carbon fibre recovery plant in Coseley, West Midlands, in the UK. ELG has customers in more than 35 countries, and services the automotive, aerospace, and rail industries, among others.

Carbon Conversions is a worldwide technology leader and advanced materials developer, with a mission to profitably create a new ecosystem based on recycled carbon fibre. Their recycling and manufacturing operations take place in a 50,000 square-foot facility in Lake City, South Carolina.

We invite all members and interested parties to join us as we take a creative look at the possibilities – and real-world success stories – for recycled carbon fibre (rCF) in advanced applications.

Register here for the first session on August 27