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