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AFRL teams with industry to expand alternative natural rubber supply
The initial planting of Kok-saghyz dandelion, commonly known as TK, is shown at the Amherst Greenhouse in Harrod, Ohio, July 28, 2022. The Air Force Research Laboratory kicked off a multimillion-dollar, multiyear program in spring 2022 with BioMADE, Farmed Materials and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to develop a domestic source of natural rubber from this dandelion species. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Jonathan Taulbee)

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Photo by: Jonathan Taulbee |  VIRIN: 220728-F-JC276-0008.JPG