Recycled fiberboard and pulp could be sources for electricity

January 10th, 2017 / By: / Category: Industry News, News

Recycled cardboard fibers and pulp, when developed into triboelectric generators can produce electricity. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are advancing the field of “roadside energy harvesting” by getting help from recycled paper boards and pulp based cellulose nanofibers.

Integrated triboelectric fiberboards were developed using cellulose nanofibers triboelectric generator embedded in fiberboards developed using recycled paper boards, using cold press method. The next phase of the research has to focus on increasing the conversion efficiency of mechanical energy to electrical energy.