Cambium Biomaterials collaborates with US Navy to produce bio-based fire-resistant composite materials for aerospace, space transport industries

Cambium Biomaterials, Inc., a San Francisco area venture-backed startup, has announced it has field tested a novel bio-based fire-resistance product in a fire-in-flight demonstration, the company said.

Cambium and the US Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division in China Lake, Calif. (NAWCWD) are collaborating to develop bio-based, high-temperature composite materials capable of providing enhanced fire protection to aircraft, ships, submarines, spacecraft, and other applications.

This collaboration was created to deliver never-seen-before, ultra-high-performance advanced biomaterials for both interior and exterior surface applications by synergistically combining synthetic biology, chemistry, materials science, machine learning, and robotics.

Cambium Biomaterials develops biomaterials for fields such as defense, space transport, aerospace, and renewable energy.

NAWCWD has facilities that enable research, development, acquisition, test and evaluation in support of the nation´s warfighters. This includes operation of more than 1.1 million acres of land ranges and multiple laboratories for the Department of the Navy at Naval Air Weapons Station.