Jul 26, 2010
Science Scene - Ford Using Soy Foam
Using foam derived from soy rather than petroleum, for example, has avoided more than six million pounds (2,721 metric tons) of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The company said last week it would expand the use of bio-based foams through nearly all of its vehicle lineup this year -- with an eye on the possibilities of one day using compostable plastics.
Can we one day hope to see the automotive world go totally compostable, removing the use of petroleum-based parts 100 percent?
The potential benefits are compostable plastics are many: reducing the need for foreign oil, boosting the farming community, and reducing emissions and impacts.