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Ford uses recycled tires, soy for seals and gaskets in several 2011MY vehicles

Ford and Recycled Polymeric Materials have partnered to make gaskets and seals made from recycled tires, soy, and other "biorenewable content."

By July 12, 2011


2011 Grand Jeep Cherokee swaps soy foam for recycled foam

Chrysler is replacing soy-based foam with recycled foam in its 2011 Grand Jeep Cherokee. Which is greener?

By August 30, 2010


Ford Fusion Hybrid gets soy-based foam seats

2010 Fusion Hybrid is Ford's latest vehicle to be outfitted with soy-based foam seat cushions, covered in recycled fabric. A car's environmental impact can be measured by more than mileage.

By March 2, 2009


Soy moves from tofu to electrical transformers

To reduce the risk of explosions and pollution, some utilities are switching from petroleum to vegetable oils to insulate transformers.

By May 19, 2008


The ultimate indignity: R2-D2 soy sauce bottle

It's the very definition of tragic.

By November 14, 2007


Biodiesel to take up 10% of US soy crop this year

Soy, for the breakfast table and the car

By August 2, 2007


Natural bioplastic material could make cars biodegradable

From alternative fuels to soy-foam seats, carmakers are chipping away at the carbon trail their vehicles leave behind. And with Solegear's 100-percent natural polymer, we could start seeing car parts that are completely biodegradable.

By October 6, 2010


Save the suds and water with Eco Touch Waterless Car Care

Wash your car without water with this water, plant-derived surfactants (coconut and soy), a water-based polymer.

By March 13, 2008


Biofuel gets lift from Honeywell, Airbus, JetBlue

Group plans to study ways to make commercial aviation fuels out of plants including algae, rather than food sources such as corn and soy.

By May 15, 2008


Race to algae-based biodiesel heats up

PetroAlgae, Bionavitas, and others bet that algae will replace soy as a feedstock for biodiesel. The question is which, out of many companies, will develop a cost-effective technology first.

By May 2, 2008