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Goodyear Improves Tire Efficiency with PPG Silica

Goodyear Tire & Rubber has contracted with PPG Industries to use Agilon performance silica to increase the fuel efficiency of its tires. Goodyear will first use the next-generation reinforcing filler developed by PPG in its EfficientGrip tires, a line of high-performance sport-utility-vehicle tires debuting in Latin America this month. Goodyear … Read more »

Ford, Goodyear, FTS Technologies Win Sustainability Innovation Awards

Ford, Goodyear and FTS Technologies received awards from the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment on Tuesday at the organization’s second annual Sustainable Innovation Awards ceremony in Rochester, Michigan. The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment is a partnership between automakers, their suppliers and the EPA. The awards program recognizes Supplier Partnership … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Linde, Goodyear, VW, Toyota, Frito-Lay

Linde is completing the first retail hydrogen fueling station it will operate in the US. The station, which is expected to be online before the end of the year, is being installed at the Ramos Oil multi-fuel station in West Sacramento, California. Goodyear has introduced the most fuel-efficient long haul drive … Read more »

Goodyear Converts Rice Husk Waste to Fuel-Efficient Tire Treads

Goodyear Converts Rice Husk Waste to Fuel-Efficient Tire Treads

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is using rice husk waste to produce fuel-efficient tires. Goodyear says it will utilize ash left over from the burning of rice husks to produce electricity as an environmentally friendly source of silica for use in its tires. The company has tested silica derived from … Read more »

Water District Reaches Milestone

Water District Reaches Milestone

Drought-stricken California is also the home of a wastewater recycling plant that reached a significant milestone. The West Basin Municipal Water District passed 150 billion gallons of total recycled water production at its Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility in El Segundo. The district said that amount of water would … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: Ecotech Institute, Delos, ENPAR Technologies

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. Ecotech Institute: The sustainability-focused school has named David Needham as its new president. Needham (pictured) joins Ecotech Institute from Somersetstreet, a company he founded in 2008. Delos: The real estate developer has appointed environmental sustainability expert Michelle Moore as a strategic advisor. Most recently, Moore served … Read more »

Sustainable Purchasing Council

LEED Lessons: Sustainable Purchasing Platform

Executives from Office Depot, certification and consulting company DEKRA, World Resources Institute, Goodyear Tire & Rubber and others are leading a sustainable purchasing organization — slated to launch this summer — that aims to leverage the trillions of dollars spent by large organizations to drive environmental, economic and social sustainability. … Read more »

Bridgestone, Yulex Launch Separate Biorubber Projects

Bridgestone Americas and agricultural-based biomaterials company Yulex have both announced projects to investigate the use of the shrub guayule as an alternative natural rubber source. Bridgestone will hold a groundbreaking ceremony next week for its Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Ariz., which aims to develop a sustainable source of … Read more »

NASCAR Partners with Liberty Tire Recycling

NASCAR has designated Liberty Tire Recycling as the official tire recycler of NASCAR Green, a month-long, industry wide effort to reduce the sport’s carbon footprint. Liberty Tire Recycling, which recycles more than 140 million tires annually, reclaiming about 1.5 billion pounds of rubber for new products, joins other official NASCAR … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: SmartWay, UL Refrigeration, Superior Energy Performance

Three Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems’ truck tire retread products – the G316 AT Fuel Max, the G572 LHD Fuel Max and the G305 ATS Fuel Max – have achieved verification under the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership program. The EPA guidelines for low rolling resistance require a fuel consumption reduction of at least … Read more »

Santander Brasil, Wipro, Bradesco, IBM Lead Global Green Rankings

Santander Brasil, Wipro, Bradesco, IBM Lead Global Green Rankings

Santander Brasil, Indian IT firm Wipro, Brazilian financial company Bradesco and US-based IBM topped this year’s Newsweek Green Rankings for global companies, while Singapore food company Wilmar, Coal India and agribusiness giant Monsanto took the bottom spots in the annual environmental ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in … Read more »

Goodyear Uses Soybean Oil to Reduce Petroleum in Tires

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company researchers say that using soybean oil in tires can potentially increase tread life by 10 percent and reduce the tiremaker’s use of petroleum-based oil by up to 7 million gallons each year. In addition, testing at Goodyear’s tire plant in Lawton, Oklahoma showed improved mixing … Read more »