Ford, Jose Cuervo join forces to create bio plastics

Ford Motors Company will start developing bio plastics from agave, to replace petrochemicals in the auto part production of its vehicles (both interiors and exteriors), which will yield more environmentally friendly, sustainable units and better energy savings, the company said in a press release.

For this reason, Ford signed an alliance with Tequila producer Jose Cuervo, to further explore the usage of agave fibers in Ford’s auto parts.

“This is a very promising material, due to its durability and esthetic qualities, which is why it is going to be used for interior and exterior components of Ford vehicles, such as harnesses, A/C units, and storage compartments,” said Ford the statement.