From Coffee Bean to Car Parts: Ford Using U of G Biomaterial Innovation


Made from coffee bean waste from McDonald’s Corp., bio-composite materials developed and tested at the University of Guelph will be used for the first time to create vehicle parts made by Ford Motor Co.

Following initial development and two years’ worth of process and product testing by researchers in U of G’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC) and at Ford, the automaker will use waste coffee bean skins from McDonald’s roasting facilities to make lighter and more sustainable headlight housings for its Lincoln Continental.

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