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Wood Tires Might Be More Fuel-Efficent


Researchers at Oregon State University say they have found a way to use wood fibers to make car tires better for the environment. By replacing up to about 12 percent of the silica used as reinforcement in conventional tires with microcrystalline cellulose (a product that can be made easily from almost any type of plant fibers), researchers indicate they could have traction and strength comparable to conventional tires… and make cars more fuel efficient in hot weather.

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