Sustainable composite materials research. Research being carried out to test environmentally-friendly materials produced from agricultural waste (biomass) for use in the automotive, marine and aerospace industries. This research is being carried out by a team from the School of Engineering at the University of Portsmouth, UK. The sustainable composite materials are produced from waste biomass such as flax, hemp, jute and date palm fibres to provide parts like car bumpers and door linings. The lead researcher featured here is composite materials engineer Hom Nath Dhakal, who heads the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (AMM) research group at the University of Portsmouth. The results of this research were publicised in February 2018.