Energy Efficient, Incrementally Scalable, Continuous Basalt Fiber Manufacturing Process

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OPEN 2018
Ahmeek, Michigan
Project Term:
06/03/2019 - 06/02/2022

Technology Description:

Neuvokas Corporation will develop an energy-efficient CBF manufacturing process. The project will focus delivering a filament-forming extrusion bushing capable of supporting the production of low-cost, high-quality CBF at scale. Using CBF instead of steel to reinforce concrete can reduce capital expenses, greenhouse gases, and operating expenses, and increase concrete service life and time to major maintenance by more than 30 years, saving greater than 0.5 quad (146,535,500,000 kWh) of energy per year.

Potential Impact:

If successful, this project will exponentially improve the technology to manufacture and scale CBF while reducing its direct energy inputs.


Producing low-cost, high-quality CBF at scale will place the U.S. in the technological lead for CBF production and secure the economic and energy benefits of this position.


The new CBF production technologies will increase efficiency and reduce energy input.


Mass production of low-cost, high-performance, energy-saving, CBF would enable it to compete at lower cost with standard building materials, such as glass fiber, carbon fiber, and steel.


ARPA-E Program Director:
Dr. Joseph King
Project Contact:
Mr. Erik Kiilunen
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