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Coconuts and Soybeans: Interior Materials for the Car of the Future?

by Pat Coate | January 19, 2009
"We are trying to turn trash into cash to help poor coconut farmers."
- Walter Bradley, professor/project head

Waco, Texas, USA - Your next car just might sport soybean-based seats and coconut-based floorboards and trunk liners.

Ford already uses soy-based seat foam to eliminate unnecessary use of petroleum-based materials; now researchers at Baylor University are experimenting with coconut-based trunk liners, floorboards, and car-door interior covers, according to MSNBC.

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