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Driving Hemp

posted on May 25, 2001


Traffic-ing Hemp…

Cannabis and cars may be made for each other. Researchers in Australia are developing body parts for automobiles that could be made from hemp. Other fibrous plants also are being considered, but so far, hemp seems to be the most effective.

Car parts made from plant matter could hold a number of benefits. The light-weight parts would be ideal for use with electric cars. In Europe, where junking cars is becoming a problem, the biodegradable parts would be welcome. And, researchers theorize plant-based parts should be able to absorb more force in a collision than metal parts.

 


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