12 Aug '12, 12am

Goodyear Tires Could Soon Save Fuel Before They Even Reach Your Wheels: ^WG

Goodyear’s petroleum consumption could be reduced by up to seven million gallons each and every year thanks to the soybean. Wayne Gerdes - CleanMPG - Aug. 11, 2012 Goodyear -- Not just a part of American history but a part of its future as well. A look back The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company began when a 38-year-old entrepreneur and founder, Frank A. Seiberling, purchased the company’s first plant with a $3,500 down payment. The rubber and cotton that were the lifeblood of the industry had to be transported from halfway around the world, to a landlocked town that had only limited rail transportation. Even the man the company’s name memorialized, Charles Goodyear, had died penniless 30 years earlier despite his discovery of vulcanization after a long and courageous search. The bicycle craze of the 1890s was booming and the horseless carriage or automobile was soon the becom...

Full article: http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?p=352479

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