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(Ford photo)

Built Ford Green, With Rice On The Side

The latest environmental wrinkle in Ford Motor Co. products might make you wish for a little soy sauce. But Ford says the rice is going into plastic parts on the Ford F-150 truck.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2013


Pulp Function: Ford, Weyerhaeuser Develop Auto Applications For Natural Fibers

Cellulose joins the growing list of sustainable materials originating from unlikely sources that could soon be used in Ford vehicle components and help further reduce the automaker’s reliance on traditional content such as fiberglass and petroleum.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/27/2012

The 2013 Ford Escape. (Ford Motor Co. photo)

Ford Uses Kenaf Plant Inside Doors In New Escape

Drivers of the all-new Ford Escape may be surprised to find out there is a plant inside the door.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/26/2012

Ford Explorer Boosts MPG, Recycled Components

SUVs have a rap as ecological disasters. Ford Motor Co. said its new Ford Explorer is a greener shade of SUV, using more recycled and renewable materials, as well as improved fuel efficiency over its […]