ASPHALTENE 1 (IMAGE) Rice University Caption Researchers at Rice University are pursuing the “sustainable valorization” of asphaltene by turning it into graphene useful for composite materials. Credit Illustration by M.A.S.R. Saadi/Rice University Usage Restrictions NONE License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.