15 Dec '11, 2pm

[CNA] Industry players look to "green tires" to increase fuel efficiency for cars

[CNA] Industry players look to "green tires" to increase fuel efficiency for cars

SINGAPORE : CO2 emissions can be cut by 350,000 tonnes in Singapore if drivers take to the roads with "green tyres", said industry researcher Frost and Sullivan. But are drivers ready to steer in a more sustainable direction? Cars may not need thicker tracks to handle icy weather this festive season in Singapore but according to recent findings by Frost and Sullivan a new trend is take hold - "green tyres". They are said to help with fuel efficiency on the road. At the moment, there are two main directions for "green tyres". On one hand, there are trials to produce tyres made of renewable biomass - global player Goodyear is conducting research in this field. On the other, the type of rubber used may make a difference. Rubber manufacturer Lanxess says the type of rubber you use can help by increasing fuel efficiency. That's because, some types of rubber can result in low ro...

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