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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I've always maintained that it will be technology and industry that vastly reduce pollution and oil dependency, not government. I love stuff like this.
    I agree. There's money to be made in this arena.


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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    You eat orange peels?

    Millions do every single day.

    In fact the Orange Oil is eaten and used in numerous ways.
    Any serious usage of it in tire production would be a negative not a positive. Very similar to the Corn fuel thing..or electric fuel thing...or battery fuel thing.
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Millions do every single day.

    In fact the Orange Oil is eaten and used in numerous ways.
    Any serious usage of it in tire production would be a negative not a positive. Very similar to the Corn fuel thing..or electric fuel thing...or battery fuel thing.


    Do you just bite into the orange without peeling it? Peel it and eat the peel first or save it for last?

    Honestly, I've never known anyone to eat an orange....peel and all.


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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    What difference does it make? It was crap to begin with. It's taking useless garbage and turning it into something useful. The more useless garbage they use to make something useful the better.

    ...Unless you have a better use for orange peels?
    Ya think it might make a difference if they use all available orange production from a 1000 acres of orange trees to get enough peels to produce enough rubber for fourteen tires? Might make the economics somewhat questionable.

    Genetically alter oranges for best rubber production? Are you delirious? If we even get to the point of genetically engineering orange peels you think we'll still be getting those peels from orange juice factories?
    Just guessing, but I'm thinking oranges will continue to be produced by trees and the rubber producers/tire makers will get them directly or indirectly from the growers.

    So you are saying that they will not use selective breeding and genetics to produce orange hybrids for higher oil production at the expense of juice and food production, if that is how they are the most valuable?

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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    Do you just bite into the orange without peeling it? Peel it and eat the peel first or save it for last?

    Honestly, I've never known anyone to eat an orange....peel and all.
    Not directly. (Although I am sure some do)

    There are various recipes out there which use orange peel.

    Edit: Here

    And I am sure there are various other recipes (not to mention non-food uses) which, as Triad says, use orange oil.

    Edit 2: [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange_oil"]Here[/ame]
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Millions do every single day.

    In fact the Orange Oil is eaten and used in numerous ways.
    Any serious usage of it in tire production would be a negative not a positive. Very similar to the Corn fuel thing..or electric fuel thing...or battery fuel thing.
    For those people who eat oranges, they can do with their peels whatever they want to. However, do you have any idea of how many grocery stores there are in the United States? Literally tens of thousands, and they all stock orange juice. The factories that produce the juice also produce thousands of pounds of orange peels DAILY, which at the present time, are thrown out as garbage. This makes all those peels a valuable resource with which to make tires. It's essentially a no-brainer. Use garbage wisely, and import that much less crude oil from other nations. What isn't there to get about that? It's very simple.
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Not directly. (Although I am sure some do)

    There are various recipes out there which use orange peel.

    Edit: Here

    And I am sure there are various other recipes (not to mention non-food uses) which, as Triad says, use orange oil.

    Edit 2: Here


    Using orange peel in recipes isn't what I was talking about. I've done that for years.....but to just bite into an orange peel? Yuck!

    I can't imagine millions of people doing that.


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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The factories that produce the juice also produce thousands of pounds of orange peels DAILY, which at the present time, are thrown out as garbage. This makes all those peels a valuable resource with which to make tires.
    How do you know that?

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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    For those people who eat oranges, they can do with their peels whatever they want to. However, do you have any idea of how many grocery stores there are in the United States? Literally tens of thousands, and they all stock orange juice. The factories that produce the juice also produce thousands of pounds of orange peels DAILY, which at the present time, are thrown out as garbage. This makes all those peels a valuable resource with which to make tires. It's essentially a no-brainer. Use garbage wisely, and import that much less crude oil from other nations. What isn't there to get about that? It's very simple.

    One cold flash and half the county has no tires.

    Orange peels are not thrown in the garbage unless the company for some bizarre reason has no contract with another company that uses the peels for various purposes...or is producing something with the peels themselves.

    Its not a no-brainer it like any other thing like this has applications it is an 'advance'..it is not a realistic solution to anything.
    Last edited by Triad; 07-12-09 at 07:54 PM.

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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    Orange peels are not thrown in the garbage unless the company for some bizarre reason has no contract with another company that uses the peels for various purposes...or is producing something with the peels themselves.
    Quite true, it would be very bizarre for a company to "throw out as garbage" a resource that has a use and a market;

    Citrus by-products

    Citrus essential oils

    Essential oils are volatile oils obtained from the citrus fruits peel´s sacks. They are used by the food industry to give flavor to drinks and foods. They are also a component for the pharmaceutical industry for the preparation of medicines and soaps, perfumes and other cosmetics, as well as for home cleaning products.

    For example, see Citrus and Allied Essences or Citrus Magic.

    D-limonene

    D-Limonene is a major component of the oil extracted from lemon and orange rinds or solids. It is considered as one of the purest sources of monocyclic terpene. It is used for industrial solvents and as an element for the synthesis of other chemical materials. It is also used as a flavor and aromatic component. See: d-Limonene: The Safe Citrus Solvent, Florida Chemical

    Citrus pulp pellets

    Citrus pulp pellets are the result of the conversion of peels and pulps that have been left behind once the juice has been extracted. They are used for animal breeding.
    Citrus fruit

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