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rubber recycled food waste Kenneth Chamberlain, Courtesy of the Ohio State University

OSU Researchers Develop Technology to Turn Food Waste into Tires

This technology could make the manufacturing process of rubber products more sustainable and open up new doors for rubber creation.

Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a patent-pending technology that uses food waste in place of a petroleum-based filler to make tires. This technology could make the manufacturing process of rubber products more sustainable and open up new doors for rubber creation.

EurekAlert! has more information:

Tomorrow's tires could come from the farm as much as the factory.

Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century.

In tests, rubber made with the new fillers exceeds industrial standards for performance, which may ultimately open up new applications for rubber.

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