From left to right (front): D. Mark Johnson, director of the Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office, D. Luke Robins, president, Peninsula College, Dr Craig Blue, IACMI CEO, Robert Larsen, Composite Recycling Technology Center CEO, (back) Colleen McAleer, Port of Port Angeles president; Maria Cantwell, State of Washington senator; Brian Bonlender, Washington State Department of Commerce director.
From left to right (front): D. Mark Johnson, director of the Department of Energy's Advanced Manufacturing Office, D. Luke Robins, president, Peninsula College, Dr Craig Blue, IACMI CEO, Robert Larsen, Composite Recycling Technology Center CEO, (back) Colleen McAleer, Port of Port Angeles president; Maria Cantwell, State of Washington senator; Brian Bonlender, Washington State Department of Commerce director.

The Composite Recycling Technology Center (CRTC) based in Port Angeles, Washington, USA, has been established as a strategic partner and west coast satellite location for the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).

The Composite Recycling Technology Center is the world's first facility to divert uncured carbon fiber scrap from the landfill into innovative new products.

Along with Peninsula College, the institutions have signed three way collaboration agreements to develop nationally deployable composites recycling technologies and train the advanced composites workforce of the future.

This new partnership will add CRTC's expertise in composite recycling to the composites institute, and serve to broaden the national impact of the Institute while expanding the capabilities of the Port Angeles facility, according to reports. CRTC will serve as the west coast ‘portal’ for the Institute, working with other research institutions, industry and more on behalf of IACMI.

‘This collaboration reinforces our mission to accelerate the development and adoption of cutting-edge technologies for low-cost, energy-efficient manufacturing of advanced composites, positively impacting clean energy innovation and workforce development,’ said Craig Blue, CEO of IACMI. ‘It also creates a satellite operation for IACMI in the Washington area and provides a presence in the Pacific Northwest, which is critical to our long-term growth strategy.’

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