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Old 02-07-11, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default tires made from mostly orange oil instead of crude...

http://www.yokohamatire.com/tires/e-spec.aspx

I wonder what it smells like when you light'em up? LOL!
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Light a orange peel up and see what happens
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I wonder if they use "old" or "used" oranges... or if this is goign to be like ethanol and using our food for fuel.
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could be good for florida.
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sweeeet, I guess.
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This is somewhat off-topic, but there was an interesting documentary on TV yesterday about how some manufacturers, notably Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen and Mercedes create their interior plastics out of maize starch mixed with other renewable resources. The process is apparently quite environmentally friendly and uses less energy in contrast to the industry standard of relying on crude oil to create plastics.
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sweeeet, I guess.
some are, some aren't
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This is somewhat off-topic, but there was an interesting documentary on TV yesterday about how some manufacturers, notably Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen and Mercedes create their interior plastics out of maize starch mixed with other renewable resources. The process is apparently quite environmentally friendly and uses less energy in contrast to the industry standard of relying on crude oil to create plastics.
http://www.toyota.co.jp/en/environme...special02.html
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burnouts never smelled so good.
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I wonder if they use "old" or "used" oranges... or if this is goign to be like ethanol and using our food for fuel.
Citrus oil is in the rind, so the ideal situation would be buying the waste skins from a company like Tropicana that wants to harvest the juice.
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some are, some aren't
I won't be tasting my tires to know for sure.
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Citrus oil is in the rind, so the ideal situation would be buying the waste skins from a company like Tropicana that wants to harvest the juice.
Good use of an otherwise waste product.
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