Flower power! Dandelions make car tires?

ReutersPublished: August 22, 20141 views
Published: August 22, 2014

Research teams are competing across the world to breed a type of dandelion native to Kazakhstan whose taproot yields a milky fluid with tyre-grade rubber particles in it. In Germany, molecular scientists are working to create a new strain of dandelion with a rubber yield that could secure the future of road transport. Joanna Partridge reports. Credit to Reuters.

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