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  1. Rubber Dandelion: Manufacturing Solid Rubber Products (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    Have you ever wondered how Dr. Katrina Cornish and her team turn raw rubber into solid rubber products?  Watch this video to learn more.

     

     

  2. Rubber Dandelion: Rubber Extraction from Field Crops (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    Take a virtual tour through the processing plant at OARDC as Dr. Katrina Cornish explains the rubber extraction process after roots have been harvested from the field.

     

     

  3. Rubber Dandelion: Quantification (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    Join Dr. Katrina Cornish as she discusses the steps necessary to harvest and measure rubber from dandelions.

     

     

    Rubber Dandelion: Quantification from ATI Online on Vimeo.

     

  4. Rubber Dandelion Tissue Culture Lab: Making More of a Good Thing (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    Take a sneak peek into the tissue culture lab at OARDC as she demonstrates her team's process of selecting ideal dandelion specimens.

     

  5. Rubber Dandelion: Germplasm Improvement and Crop Domestication (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    Cornish Lab Group researchers are working to make rubber dandelion a sustainable domesticated crop in Ohio and throughout the United States.  Watch this video to learn how.

     

     

  6. Rubber Dandelion Overview and Background of Natural Rubber (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    Dr. Katrina Cornish presents an overview of the rubber dandelion project and explains the importance of natural rubber worldwide.

     

     

     

  7. GM Commits to 'Green' Natural Rubber for Millions of Tires

    Jul 20, 2017

    General Motors said it will commit to buying sustainable natural rubber for the 49 million tires it buys annually, an initiative aimed at helping small rubber farmers while protecting company profits by ensuring the material’s long-term availability.  Click here to read the article.

  8. Natural Rubber- US Centric Industrial Crop Innovation for BioEconomy Growth

    May 31, 2017

    The US can support rubber/energy crops the size of corn or soybean with hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and the need is pressing, because world rubber demand is expected to grow from 12 million tons in 2014 to 30 million tons by 2030.  Click here to see Dr. Cornish's illuminating overview of the alternatives at ABLC 2017 in Washington.

  9. Turning Food Waste into Tires

    May 19, 2017

    Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century.  Click here to learn how!

  10. Researchers are Using Tomato Peels and Eggshells to Make Tires

    May 18, 2017

    Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste, specifically tomato peels and eggshells, makes excellent filler for rubber tires, with tests showing they exceed industrial standards for performance. Filler is combined with rubber to make the rubber composite used in tires. Food waste could partially replace carbon black, the petroleum-based filler long used in tire manufacturing, which has become increasingly hard to come by.  Click here to read more.

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