20 Apr '12, 10pm

Ford developing way to make car parts from cash

Ford developing way to make car parts from cash

A wide range of alternatives to products now made with petroleum are under review for potential application in Ford vehicles – from shredded retired currency to cellulose from trees, Indian grass, sugar cane, dandelions, corn and coconuts. "Ford has a long history of developing green technologies because it's the right thing to do from an environmental perspective," said John Viera, Ford's global director of Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental matters. "Now, finding alternative sources for materials is becoming imperative as petroleum prices continue to rise and traditional, less sustainable materials become more expensive. "The potential to reuse some of the country's paper currency once it has been taken out of circulation is a great example of the kind of research we are doing," Viera added. In the early 2000s, when Ford started heavily researching sustainable mate...

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