Gallery: Chevy Volt Parts Made From 100,000 Pounds of Gulf Oil Booms


Today GM announced that it plans to outfit Chevy Volts with parts recycled from 100 miles of oil booms used to clean up the Gulf Oil Spill. The used booms will be transformed into plastic parts under the hood, and GM says they can recover enough material to supply a year’s worth of production. It’s pretty impressive to see how quickly GM was able to develop a process to recycle the booms, providing an estimated 100,000 pounds of raw material.

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  1. True Facts December 22, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Good idea – and they check the oil booms for radioactivity also?

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