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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 04:12 PM

30. 7 gallons, not 7 (42 gallon) barrels

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/alternative-fuel/news/bioengineers-turn-trees-into-tires

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Making Rubber from Plants

About 250 million tires are sold yearly in the United States. Each one is roughly one-fourth synthetic rubber (the rest consists of natural rubber, steel, nylon, polyester, assorted reinforcing chemicals, waxes, pigments and oils). Synthetic rubber production dates back to the early 1900s and mushroomed into an industry during World War II. Today it takes about seven gallons of oil to make a standard tire—five gallons as feedstock for chemicals that make up synthetic rubber, plus two for the energy required to power the manufacturing process.




But recycling the old tires into new ones would be a good thing if a viable process were developed.

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