Alaska launches snow-fighting spin-out CFT Solutions.

The University of Alaska has launched its second spin-out CFT Solutions, which offers an environmentally-friendly solution to Alaska’s snow covered pavements.

Anchorage-based CFT Solutions is commercialising a patent-pending innovation where carbon fibre tapes are placed under pavement to keep it heated during Alaska’s deep freezes, which are also easy to install and maintain. The technology was tested during the Winter of 2011-12, during which Anchorage saw record snowfall, and managed to keep pavement clear of snow.

The spin-out, created in…

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