Issues & Ideas: Ford is envisioning and implementing “farm-to-car” green initiatives

Apr 18, 2018

Janice Tardiff (Left) Debbie Mielewski in their R&D lab at Ford's Research and Innovation Center, Dearborn Michigan
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Your new Ford might just come equipped with repurposed U.S. currency, flax, wheat, agave fibers, and a litany of organic auto parts. 

Ford’s tenacious quest to utilize sustainable materials includes a brilliant farm-to-car supply chain that’s already in place at the Ontario, Canada Ford plant utilizing wheat-straw produced by local farmers. 

Janice Tardiff, Elastomeric Materials Technical Expert, and Deborah Mielewski Ph.D., take us on a tour at Ford’s Research and Innovation Center labs in Dearborn, Michigan

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