Jose Cuervo and Ford Find a New Use for Agave

Your entire familiarity with the agave plant is based around its use making tequila. You may have seen some agave sweetener in the gourmet section of the supermarket, but mainly... you know agave makes tequila.

Unfortunately, that is most of the use of agave!

After the sugary nectar is extracted from the leaves, the rest of the plant may be discarded. Ford wasn't happy with that, and neither was Jose Cuervo®, which grows millions of agave plants each year. Now, Jose Cuervo ships off its excess agave fiber to Ford, which is busy researching ways to incorporate the durable material into car parts.

"At Ford, we aim to reduce our impact on the environment," said Debbie Mielewski, senior technical leader of Ford's materials sustainability research. "As a leader in the sustainability space, we are developing new technologies to efficiently employ discarded materials and fibers, while potentially reducing the use of petrochemicals and light-weighting our vehicles for desired fuel economy."

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