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Company makes tires w/citrus oil from oranges

August 21, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Yokohama Tire Company has made tires from oranges and is showing them off in Denver, Colo.The tires are 80 percent petroleum free.

Petroleum was replaced with citrus oil from discarded orange peels, and that oil was mixed with natural rubber.

The tires are about 15 to 20 percent more expensive than traditional ones.

And if you're wondering, the tires do not smell like oranges when drivers burn rubber.