Bananas Can Be Car Component Materials

Posted by Sinauw on Wednesday, 30 March 2011

SNW Images- Bananas Car

Brazil, Sinauw- Eco Car minds of
the world
automotive industry
today is the
friendly cars with
exhaust emissions
extremely low.

to the point of zero
by relying on electric
motors. But, Brazil
has another
definition in view of
the vehicle "green".
As shown Alcides
Leao through his
work in the form of a
car with a body
resembling a banana.

From the safety side,
obviously not
qualified. However,
the mission that it
conveys that the
fruit can be used as
ingredients in the
In his research on the
eco car, he said, that
was not only
friendly cars is
highlighted from the
engine side, but also
related to plastic
materials in cars that
can be replaced with
fruit as the base
ingredients. Because
the fruit, said Leao
contain nano-
cellulose fibers
whose quality is
stronger than plastic.

Advantages wearing
bananas compared
with ordinary plastic
materials, the results
of his study predicts
that the resistance is
greater than the
damage, either due
to heat, gasoline,
water, or oxygen.

Not only that, even
more light weight,
strength three to
four times and is
very eco-friendly.
University of
Warwick in England
had already tried to
use the material
fruits of that
practiced in theF3
race car . Among
other things, using
vegetable fuel,
steering wheel with
the basic material
body of carrots and
"For purely as a
green car, we focus
only replaces the
plastic," said Leo.

But, in the future, he
added, maybe we'll
swap the parts of
steel or aluminum
with nano-cellulose.
Unfortunately, Leo
did not disclose how
many bananas are
spent to make the