ERJ staff report (DS)
Tokyo - Bridgestone Corp. said the Russian Dandelion can become a commercially viable, renewable source of high-quality, tyre-grade rubber.
Bridgestone Americas is one of several collaborators taking part in the Russian Dandelion project being led by PENRA - the Program for Excellence in Natural Rubber Alternatives - based at the Ohio State University's Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. The company's specific role in the project is to scrutinise the performance of the rubber produced by using natural rubber extracted from Russian Dandelion.
â€We're excited about this potentially game-changing discovery with the Russian Dandelion," said Dr. Hiroshi Mouri, President, Bridgestone Americas Center for Research and Technology.
Bridgestone subsidiaries will conduct additional testing on Russian Dandelion-harvested natural rubber at their technical labs in Akron and Tokyo this summer, with larger scale testing to follow in 2014.
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Press release from Bridgestone