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    New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    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:

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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    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.
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Hmmmm, I wonder how much carbon based fuel it takes to raise, harvest, and process the peels and what they would do with the rest of the orange if a significant portion of tires were produced this way.


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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Hmmmm, I wonder how much carbon based fuel it takes to raise, harvest, and process the peels and what they would do with the rest of the orange if a significant portion of tires were produced this way.


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    You could probably get free orange peels at orange juice factories.
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Here are my questions: How much are these tires going to cost and how long do they last, in other words is there a trade-off of value or time that would make switching to these less viable?
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Here's my main concern:

    The next time the Governor of New York ignores a treaty, prompting the local Natives to shut down the the Thruway with piles of burning tiers, will we smell burning rubber or orange incense?

    In other words, will it still stink when these tires burn, or will the sale of fruit-scented bathroom deodorant dip in the short-term?
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Hmmmm, I wonder how much carbon based fuel it takes to raise, harvest, and process the peels and what they would do with the rest of the orange if a significant portion of tires were produced this way.


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    ornage peels are used in animal feed. If the process isn't too destructive the peel could be used thus, if not, burned for fuel.
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    Danarhea posted: There is about to be a whole new meaning of the term "peeling out". You had to know this crack was coming. LOL.
    It'll give a knew meaning to peeling alright. Peeling is when the thread seperates from the sidewall and goes rolling out through the ditch.
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    AND...... Think of how clean the roads will smell!!!
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    Re: New Tires Made of Oil from Orange Peels

    "Knock-knock."

    "Who's there?"

    "Bananna."

    "Bananna who?"

    "Knock-knock."

    "Who's there?"

    "Bananna."

    "Bananna who?"

    "Knock-knock."

    "Who's there?"

    "Bananna."

    "Bananna who?"

    "Knock-knock."

    "Who's there?"

    "Orange."

    "Orange who?"

    "Orange you glad we don't make tires out of banannas?"
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