Agave Used To Develop Sustainable Bioplastics For Vehicles
The new material could reduce the weight of car parts and help improve fuel economy
Motor company Ford and tequila producer Jose Cuervo are exploring the use of the agave plant in developing sustainable bioplastics that could be incorporated in vehicles. Researchers are testing the durability and heat resistance of the remnant fibers for the potential use in vehicle interior and exterior components such as wiring harnesses, HVAC units, and storage bins.
If a sustainable composite is developed, it could reduce the weight of car parts and help improve fuel economy, while reducing the use of petrochemicals and the impact of vehicle production on the environment. You can see how agave byproducts are getting a second chance at Ford in the video below: