Dandelion rubber research scientists awarded Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize

15th June 2015 | 1 Comment
 
Dandelion rubber research scientists awarded Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize
Dr Christian Schulze Gronover, Professor Dr Dirk Prüfer, Dr Carla Recker and Professor Dr Reimund Neugebauer at the awards ceremony

For a number of years, Continental’s Tire division has collaborated with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME) in Münster, Germany and the University of Münster’s Institute for Plant Biology and Biotechnology (IBBP) to develop rubber from dandelions that is suitable for series tyre production. The scientists heading the ‘Rubin – Industrial Emergence of Natural Rubber from Dandelion’ project have now been awarded the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize for their research into Russian dandelion and the development of prototype passenger car tyres that used dandelion-derived rubber. The award was presented yesterday in Wiesbaden, Germany, to IME’s Professor Dr Dirk Prüfer, IBBP’s Dr Christian Schulze Gronover and Continental’s Dr Carla Recker.

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