The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company recently announced that two lines of its commercial tires are now made with a renewable soybean oil compound.  The Goodyear Metro Miler G152 and G652 tires for transit buses, along with the popular Endurance WHA waste haul tire, are now made with soybean oil, which replaces a portion of the petroleum-based materials used in their production.

Company officials said both the Metro Miler tires and the Endurance WHA waste haul tire continue to deliver high-performance benefits.  The new soy-bio-based tires build on the soy checkoff’s research investment and longstanding partnership with the global tire company.

United Soybean Board Chair Ralph Lott said, “These big tires are another exciting way to deliver sustainable soy to more lives, every day.”

Goodyear has a long-term goal to fully replace petroleum-derived oils in its products by 2040.  This commitment, according to USB, drives additional demand for U.S. soy products, grown sustainably by U.S. soybean farmers.

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