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Arizona seed firm joins guayule-based rubber consortium

10:08 AM MST | December 31, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company says that guayule seed developer PanAridus (Casa Grande, AZ) will join the company and its consortium partners on a previously announced $6.9 million Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI) grant toward development of guayule plant-based polymers for use in tire manufacturing. The BRDI is a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to promote development and analysis of feed stocks, biofuels, and biobased products. Cooper Tire, PanAridus, and other consortium...

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