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    • UA gets $15M grant to study guayule, do biofuels research

      TUCSON, Ariz. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing the University of Arizona with a five-year grant worth of up to $15 million to create a center focusing on the mass production of biofuels and bioproducts — including...

    • Michelin buys tire recycler Lehigh Technologies

      GREENVILLE, S.C. — Michelin North America Inc. has acquired scrap tire processor Lehigh Technologies Inc. as part of its strategy to help to foster the use of recycled rubber materials in tire and non-tire applications.

    • U.S. plant supports YRC 'Forever Forest' project

      WEST POINT, Miss. — Staff at Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi L.L.C.'s factory in West Point held a tree-planting ceremony on Oct. 7 as part of the parent company's "Yokohama Forever Forest" project.

    • Fire strikes Titan recycling venture in Canada

      FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — A processing-related fire broke out Sept. 21 at Titan Tire Reclamation Corp.'s OTR tire recycling facility in Fort McMurray, causing an as-yet undetermined amount of damage to the facility.

    • Recycled tires used in OTS-sponsored design project

      TORONTO — Young Ontario artists and designers from Sheridan College Industrial Design and University of Toronto Landscape Design used the equivalent of 854 recycled tires recently to redesign a community space.

    • Conti extends sustainability efforts to suppliers

      HANOVER, Germany Continental A.G. is stepping up its sustainability efforts with the appointment of service provider Eco Vadis Inc. to "conduct continuous sustainability evaluation" of suppliers to its tire and rubber operations

    • OUR VIEW: Disaster brings out best in Texas dealers

      AKRON — Until a couple of weeks ago, many Americans probably had a pretty dismal opinion of their fellow Americans after viewing hate-filled speeches, protests and crimes going on around the country. But then Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, and ...

    • Hankook, Nokian make sustainability list

      NEW YORK Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. and Nokian Tyres Inc. have been selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), an annual sustainability assessment of large publicly traded companies by the Swiss RobecoSAM.

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