"Green" Cars Could be Made from Pineapples and Bananas

Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 19:31 in Physics & Chemistry

Your next car hopefully won't be a lemon. But it could be a pineapple, banana, or some other tropical fruit. That's because scientists in Brazil are reporting an advance toward the long-awaited "bio-automobile" .... developed a convenient way to turn fruit fibers into nanoparticles to improve the performance and eco-friendliness of automobile plastics, including bumpers and dashboards. Scientists will describe the new method and materials at the 241st National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim, Calif.

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