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The Ford Motor Company announced today that its 2010 Ford Flex will include storage bins made from this bio-based material. The wheat straw-reinforced plastic was created by Leonardo Simon, a University of Waterloo engineering professor, who is part of the Ontario BioCar Initiative.
A house made of soy? A building on exhibit at this year's Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto comes pretty close.
The development of products from the field to the highway was being discussed Friday at the one-day Ontario BioCar Conference at the University of Windsor.
The components are the fruit of PSA's Green Materials Plan, set up last year. Its target is a six-fold increase in natural and renewable materials used in all its vehicles by 2015.
The latest developments in its green materials plan, set up to limit the eco-footprint of Group vehicles during their service life. The Group has set an ambitious target in eco-design: to include 20% of green materials in the polymers used to build its cars by 2011.