STERLING HEIGHTS, MI – Ford Motor Co., which already is rapidly expanding use of soy-based materials for foam seats and headliners, now is looking into more renewable agricultural feedstocks for biomaterials, such as wheat straw and dandelions, Ford’s head of plastics research tells a conference here. A high-quality natural rubber can be made from the root of the Russian dandelion, and Ford is working with researchers at Ohio State University to develop automotive applications, Deborah ...

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