Tires may Now be Made from Dandelion Juice!

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on  October 27, 2013 at 10:26 PM Lifestyle News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Researchers are now working on creating eco-friendly tires made from rubber derived from the juice of a weed, dandelion.
 Tires may Now be Made from Dandelion Juice!
Tires may Now be Made from Dandelion Juice!

According to scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, who are working with tire maker Continental, dandelion juice can actually be transformed into rubber, providing an ecologically friendly source for tire production, the New York Daily News reported.

The research and development phase is expected to last five years, after which Continental hopes to move towards adopting the technique for its tire production in Europe.

The researchers are currently experimenting with a variety of dandelion native to Russia, which is the only species currently capable of producing enough rubber to serve the purposes of the project.

They plan to present their first prototypes for dandelion-made tires five years from now.

Source: ANI

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Edible Flowers for Health Health Benefits of Dandelion Plant 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive