TROY, MI – Ford Motor Co. has made significant progress in using soy oil in place of petroleum in some automotive foam but now faces the dilemma of what to do with the leftover portions of the soybean. When a soybean is crushed, it results in only 18% soy oil, which Ford uses in foams and some sheet-molding-compound material, and the remaining 82% is soy meal and soy flour. “So when Ford starts implementing the soy foam everywhere, we’re going to have a lot of soy meal around,” says ...
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