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Bridgestone Funds $42 Million to Commercialize Guayule

Bridgestone has announced plans to invest $42 million to establish commercial operations for guayule. The company says it plans to collaborate and partner with local U.S. farmers and Native American tribes to increase the capacity of up to 25,000 additional acres of farmland for planting and harvesting guayule at scale. Bridgestone launched its guayule research

Bridgestone Talks Guayule Rubber, Creating a Circular Economy [AUDIO]

Now more than ever, going green is permeating the industry. Automakers are required to meet certain sustainability requirements, which means everything that goes into creating a vehicle–ahem, the tires–are held to higher sustainability targets, too. Just ask Bridgestone, whose goal is to have 100% carbon neutrality and 100% renewable resources in its tires by 2050.

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Bridgestone Talks Guayule Rubber Research, Creating a Circular Economy

Now more than ever, going green is permeating the industry. Automakers are required to meet certain sustainability requirements, which means everything that goes into creating a vehicle–ahem, the tires–are held to higher sustainability targets, too. Just ask Bridgestone, whose goal is to have 100% carbon neutrality and 100% renewable resources in its tires by 2050.

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Bridgestone Awarded Grant to Advance Guayule Research

Bridgestone has been awarded a research grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute to advance its optimization of guayule, a drought-resistant, desert shrub that shows promise as a new, domestic source of natural rubber for tire production. The DOE Joint Genome Institute research grant aims to sequence and map genes of

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Bridgestone Receives Federal Grant for Guayule Research

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. is part of a public-private consortium that received a $15 million federal grant to further develop a domestic source of natural rubber from the guayule plant.

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Bridgestone, Versalis Expand Sustainable-rubber Research

Bridgestone Americas and Versalis, a major producer in the polymers and elastomers industry, have partnered to develop and deploy a technology package to commercialize guayule in the agricultural, sustainable-rubber and renewable-chemical sectors.

Cooper, Consortium Partners Make Progress on Guayule Rubber Tire

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., and its grant partners for “Securing the Future of Natural Rubber—an American Tire and Bioenergy Platform from Guayule,” have made several advancements in their initiative to apply guayule-based rubber in tire production. Guayule (why-yoo-lee) is a desert scrub native to Mexico and the American southwest that has the capability to

Pirelli Makes UHP Tire from Guayule Rubber

Pirelli has constructed its first ultra high performance tire containing natural rubber from the guayule plant. The prototype tire was recently tested on the Italian tiremaker’s Vizzola and Balocco test tracks on a Maserati. The tire took two years to develop from primary materials research to testing, Pirelli said. On the test track, the tires

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PanAridus Becomes First to Patent Guayule Harvesting Technology

PanAridus LLC, a producer of the natural rubber alternative guayule, has earned the first patent for guayule harvesting. This is the company’s 10th patent, with nine other patents for guayule plants. The new patent covers the company’s near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) machine, which measures the rubber content in a guayule plant while it is still

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Cooper’s Guayule Tire Could Soon be Reality

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is getting closer to creating a marketable guayule (why-yoo-lee) tire as the company is in both advanced and complete stages of compounding work to create a tire made 100% of guayule tire components. Cooper held its annual meeting with Biomass Research and Development Initiative grant members Aug. 18-19, to discuss progress

Cooper Tests Tire Builds Made from Guayule Rubber

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. reported that the tiremaker has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and guayule related materials. The tires, which are being evaluated by Cooper’s technical team, are ongoing, but to date suggest tire performance that is at least equal to tires made of components derived from the Hevea

Bridgestone Ramps Up Guayule Research With Grand Opening

Bridgestone Americas cut the ribbon on its Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Ariz., on Sept. 22. The 10-acre campus is the center of Bridgestone’s efforts to extract natural rubber from guayule, a shrub mainly native to Mexico and Texas. “Guayule research is being done in response to emerging challenges in the industry,” said Bill Niaura,

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