12 März 2012

GoodYear Bio-based Tyres Edge Closer to Reality

BioIsoprene™, a revolutionary bio-based alternative for petroleum-derived isoprene

Collaboration between The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company and DuPont Industrial Biosciences result in breakthrough technology for tyres made with renewable raw materials.

Goodyear and DuPont Industrial Biosciences are working together to develop BioIsoprene™, a revolutionary bio-based alternative for petroleum-derived isoprene. BioIsoprene™ can be used for the production of synthetic rubber—which in turn is an alternative for natural rubber—and other elastomers. The development of BioIsoprene™ will help reduce the tyre and rubber industry’s dependence on oil-derived products.

… Full Text: http://3d-car-shows.com/2012/goodyear-bio-based-tyres-edge-closer-to-reality/

Tags: synthetic rubber, BioIsoprene™, BioPDO ™, US Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Source: 3D-Car-Shows, 2012-03-12.

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