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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by missypea View Post
    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.
    Me neither.

    Although I think I've tried it once or twice, but I don't remember...

    However, I doubt that is what Triad meant by his post, which is why I responded.
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    You read it right. A Japanese company is making tires that are not made from ANY petroleum product. The tires are composed of 20% rubber from rubber plants and 80% rubber from the oil in orange peels. Not only do these tires help to wean nations off of oil by their mere composition, but gas mileage is also slightly improved due to a 20% reduction in rolling resistance, which also helps to reduce oil dependency. Here is the video:

    YouTube - YOKOHAMA RUBBER DNA Earth-1 : DigInfo

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    There is about to be a whole new meaning of the term "peeling out". You had to know this crack was coming. LOL.
    orange you glad you burned rubber !!
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    If they make tires for carrier based airplane will they be navel tires ?
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    If someone used these tires to win at Indy can we say that they eat the competition to a pulp ?
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    You could probably get free orange peels at orange juice factories.
    Hey selling the peels to the tire compaies helps the juice companies squeze out more profit !!
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Some pretty juicy jokes here, but I think the humor has already been squeezed out of this topic.
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    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.

    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.
    Now why would they buy it from the growers, if orange juice factories practically throw-away theirs? This might make your take on economics somewhat questionable.

    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?
    orange peels...are garbage. That's the whole, you know, eco-friendly model behind the whole premise of making orange peel tires. The garbage aspect of it is suppose to be cost effective. If it's no longer garbage, then it's no longer cost effective.

    I'm not the one going wild with excitement over every new scheme that comes along. That would be... you.
    I'm going wild with excitement?
    Then you must be delirious.

    I just love how people post dictionary definitions as if they think it didn't apply to them.

    Yes, TOJ, all the orange farmers will grow their oranges just to sell their peels. Delirious.
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    Now why would they buy it from the growers, if orange juice factories practically throw-away theirs?

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    Where ya getting your information on this? Could you post some proof juice factories practically throw away the peels as garbage or are you just making crap up again.


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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Where ya getting your information on this? Could you post some proof juice factories practically throw away the peels as garbage or are you just making crap up again.


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    you mean making up crap like how it'll take 1000 acres of orange trees to produce 14 tires?

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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Where ya getting your information on this? Could you post some proof juice factories practically throw away the peels as garbage or are you just making crap up again.


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    This is interesting: Orange Juice: How Products are Made

    And the relevant section:
    Byproducts/Waste
    Byproducts from orange juice production come from the rind and pulp that is created as waste. Products made with these materials include dehydrated feed for livestock, pectin for use in making jellies, citric acid, essential oils, molasses, and candied peel. Certain fractions of orange oil (known as d-limonene), have excellent solvent properties and are sold for use in industrial cleaners.
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