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4Lincoln MKX will use tree-based fibers in its armrests

Nothing says American luxury car quite like a big cushy armrest, and now Lincoln has decided to stabilize theirs with a little bit of environmental friendliness. The 2014 Lincoln MKX crossover is using tree-based fibers to manufacture the structural component that attaches armrests to the floor of the vehicle. The stuff is called Cellulose Reinforced Polypropylene, and readers will be quizzed on it later. The important thing to note is that it's a renewable alternative to fiberglass - and it's s

AddChevron and Weyerhaeuser to team up on biofuel development

Chevron and Weyerhaeuser are teaming up to try and commercialize cellulosic biofuel production. They will be investigating a variety of non-food cellulosic feedstocks such as wood chips for conversion to fuels. Weyerhaeuser is a forest products company that produces lumber and engineered wood products (that's particle board, chip board, plywood etc.) which means they have plenty of access to scrap wood materials from their milling operations. Chevron of course wants to develop a product to event

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