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.
Tags: synthetic rubber, BioIsoprene™, BioPDO ™, US Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
Source: 3D-Car-Shows, 2012-03-12.