uToronto announces $4.9-million automotive partnership with Ford

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U of T News, Oct 25, 2013

The University of Toronto has announced a new $4.9-million partnership with Ford Motor Company to develop a new material for car parts using renewable resources extracted from wood pulp. The team, led by Professor Mohini Sain of Forestry and Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, is using 2 key ingredients from wood pulp to create a high-strength composite that will make the manufacturing process greener, leading to reduced vehicle emissions. The Automotive Partnership Canada (APC), a collaboration of public and private sector members, is supplying $2,513,500, and financial and in-kind contributions from Ford and uToronto bring the total value of the project to $4,981,500, researchers say.