Ford and Heinz going to make cars with tomato skins

, posted in Technology

World famous Ford cars are about to get a new fate in terms of their manufacturing. As Heinz and Ford are exploring the idea of using tomato skins, a by-product in ketchup production, to make cars.


The concept is surprising, but Ford could make use of the by-product.  They could make the plastic parts for the cars with plastic that does not need petrol.

Heinz uses over 2 million tomatoes per year to make ketchup, this creates a lot of waste as the skin, pips and vines are not used. 


Published on: 06/17/2014



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