Yep, you read that right! Back in the 1940’s Henry Ford released a car that was made and run off of the plant material, hemp.
Back then, metal was needed for military supplies, so there was little to be used for car production. This slowed the industry. Henry Ford and his team got creative. In a span of 12 years, they had invented the first automobile that was almost entirely made from plants!
“70 percent of cellulose fibers from wheat straw, hemp and sisal plus 30 percent resin binder. The only steel in the car [was] its tubular welded frame.”
– Popular Mechanics Magazine December 1941
The team was able to make strong bioplastics. Some say these plastics are up to 10x stronger than steel!
By CARLIE BEBLIN CLN
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