28 Mai 2014

Continental Wins GreenTec Award 2014 for Dandelion Rubber

Co-development project "RUBIN – Industrial Emergence of Natural Rubber from Dandelion"

  • Joint development project with the Fraunhofer Institute awarded Europe’s biggest environmental and economic prize in the category “Automobility”
  • Jury praises positive environmental impact due to shorter transport distances and protection of the rain forest

Hanover / Munich, May 8, 2014 – Leading tire manufacturer and automotive supplier, Continental, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) at the University of Münster were honored with the GreenTec Award 2014 for their co-development project “RUBIN – Industrial Emergence of Natural Rubber from Dandelion.”

A 60-member jury panel consisting of experts from industry, academia, trade associations, and the media considered this project to be an outstanding example of commitment to the environment and pioneering environmental technology in the category “Automobility.” The award ceremony was held on May 4th in Munich at the start of IFAT, the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technology, in front of 1,000 guests from the worlds of business, sport and entertainment. The GreenTec Awards, of which there are 14 different categories, are Europe’s biggest environmental and business awards and were first presented in 2008.

Source: Continental, press release, 2014-05-08.

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