Ford and Jose Cuervo explore development of sustainable bioplastic

Ford and Jose Cuervo explore development of sustainable bioplastic

Agave-Still-1Ford and Jose Cuervo explore development of sustainable bioplastic

Who would think that tequila and car parts would go hand-in-hand? It is a possibility now that Ford Motor Company of Dearborn, Michigan has teamed up with Jose Cuervo. Their goal is to develop a bioplastic using the fiber byproduct of agave plants.

The agave plant would add to Ford’s list of sustainable-based materials that it already uses in its vehicles, including soy foam, castor oil, wheat straw, kenaf fiber, cellulose, wood, coconut fiber, and rice hulls.

“As the world’s No.1-selling tequila, we could never have imagined the hundreds of agave plants we were cultivating as a small family business would eventually multiply to millions. This collaboration brings two great companies together to develop innovative, earth-conscious materials.” said Sonia Espinola, director of heritage for Cuervo Foundation and master tequilera.

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