Goodyear tyres use rice husks to produce Silicone
Goodyear tests tyres
With rice, husks have been carried out over the past two or three and so far the results have been excellent. The rice husks derived silica has to be a good impact on the performance of the tyres that have been produced from it.
The world produces a staggering 700 million tonnes of rice a year. The disposal of the rice husks has been a great challenge in the past. The traditional way of disposing of the waste has been to burn it and send the resulting ash to a landfill site.
From an article by Eric Roberts, More reading http://www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk/goodyear-tests-tyres-rice-husks/