BRDIBiomass Research and Development Initiative (US DOE)
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Cooper Tire & Rubber (, Findlay, CM, announced that, at its recent annual meeting in Albany, CA, the public-private consortium behind the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) grant, "Securing the Future of Natural Rubber--an American Tire and Bioenergy Platform from Guayule," reported several key advancements emerging from the group's work over the past year.
The BRDI annual meeting also included a report from Clemson University, which is responsible for studying the environmental impacts of the entire tire life cycle using guayule versus traditional Hevea rubber in tire production.
PanAridus (, Casa Grande, AZ, reports that collaborators of the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) took to Cooper Tire's test track in Texas to try out the first car tires made with multiple guayule rubber components grown and processed by PanAridus in Arizona, reaching a key milestone in the development of a greener commercial tire alternative.
As part of the BRDI grant team, along with top flight scientists and researchers from USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Clemson University, Cornell University and Cooper Tire, PanAridus has been the lead materials supplier in the effort to create a tire from a sustainable, domestic source.