Solvay, a prominent Belgian materials & chemicals company, recently came up with a bio-based, circular alternative ingredient for the global tire manufacturers that could reduce the carbon footprint of tires. What product or ingredient is it?


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Bio-based silica from rice husk

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Solvay plans to launch the company’s first unit of circular highly dispersible silica (HDS), made with bio-based sodium silicate derived from rice husk ash.

The company will gradually replace its existing Zeosil portfolio of high surface silicas with circular HDS

More about this interesting development from here.

For those curious to know more about rice husk, of which over 100 million tons are available in worldwide hundreds of millions of tons annually, here is an interesting primer.