"This is the first major report-out from the BRDI team on the status of grant milestones,” said Chuck Yurkovich, Cooper’s Vice President of Global Research and Development. “These meetings serve to foster dialogue and strengthen ties between the partners and allow us to continue to scale up our efforts collectively in order to achieve grant targets. We have everything needed to work toward success, including a significant amount of talent, resources and capability from the industry, government, and academia to bring it all together.”“Yulex is experiencing a large demand for petroleum-based elastomer replacement products,” said Jeff Martin, Chief Executive Officer, President and Co-Founder of Yulex Corporation. “More than 50 percent of all the elastomers used in the tire industry are derived from petroleum. We look forward to changing this trend through continued progress with our partners Cooper, USDA’s ARS and ASU toward developing a U.S.-based tire made from guayule biorubber.”
Cooper Tire And Consortium Partners Update Progress On $6.9 Million USDA Grant To Develop Guayule Polymer For Tire Applications
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