Students build sustainable car made from sugar beets and flax

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We have recently seen a variety of products made from sustainable materials, from eco-mattresses to shoes containing algae. However, the next step forward in environmentally friendly products may be a biodegradable car. Students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, have designed and built a lightweight car using resin derived from sugar beets and locally-grown flax. Only the wheels and suspension are made of conventional materials. The car, which weighs just 310 kilograms (around 685 pounds), seats four and has been certified by the Netherlands Vehicle Authority as roadworthy. The chassis of the car is made up of a bio-plastic derived…

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