Continental Tire looks to dandelions for a more sustainable tire
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Spring, it seems, has come and gone in the temperate Northern Hemisphere, and with it, so too has the ubiquitous dandelion. The tenacious "weed" provides one of the earliest food sources for bees emerging after winter's end and dots the early spring landscape with color. Used for food and wine, the dandelion can also be a natural source for rubber. While the rubber tree is the traditional plant used to manufacture rubber, the roots of a specific Russian variety of dandelion also contains the natural...