Ford has decided to explore the world of sustainability by introducing seat foam made of soy in the 2011 edition of the Ford Explorer. The bio-based polyurethane foam bio foam seats not only reduce the use of non-green materials in the vehicle, but Ford says fuel economy will improve by up to 25 percent in the new model.
This news should also make American soy farmers happy. According to Ford, American farmers export more than 50 percent of the soybeans grown in the U.S.
Here’s the press release from Ford.