Cooper and partners review progress in guayule programme

ERJ staff report (RPN)

San Antonio, Texas – Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. met recently with its consortium partners to review progress in the $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI), reports Rubber & Plastics News.

Funded by the US departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy, the BRDI is a joint research project to develop feedstocks, biofuels and biobased products from the residue of the guayule plant.

Cooper is working with Yulex Corp., Arizona State University and the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service to develop tire-grade guayule biopolymers,…

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