Auto researchers study using more bio-based materials

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: November 22, 2013 10:07 am ET
Updated: November 22, 2013 10:12 am ET

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Topics Automotive, Sustainability, Materials

The Center for Automotive Research is leading up a study group that is looking at the use of bio-based materials in the North American auto industry.

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based CAR and its partners formed the "Biotech Partnership" to look at bio-based materials — including resins and composites — and received a nearly $1.5 million federal grant to look at the supply chain for those resins.

The project will focus on how to build and support job creation for bio-based parts, said Kim Hills, director of the sustainability and economic development strategies group at CAR.

Other partners in the project are the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, the Macomb/St. Clair Workforce Development Board and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences.

The Biotech Partnership will focus on projects within Michigan near Detroit.

 

 


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