Kultevat works towards rubber and sugar from Russian dandelion

ERJ staff report (BC)

Carlsbad, California – Kultevat L.L.C. is moving rapidly toward its goal of full-scale production of rubber and sugar syrup from Russian dandelion plants (Taraxacum kok-saghyz or TKS) in the U.S. and abroad by 2016, reports Mike McNulty of Rubber & Plastics News.

Founder Daniel R. Swiger said: “Currently we are producing small amounts of rubber with larger acres of TKS going in the ground in fall 2013. TKS is an annual crop, so we can plant, grow and process in one year versus…

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