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Monolith carbon black brings sustainability to Goodyear EV tire

LINCOLN, Neb.—The way Monolith sees it, electric vehicles just got a little more sustainable. Thanks in part to their tires.

That sustainability starts, Monolith said, with a more sustainable carbon black manufacturing process using methane pyrolysis. The technology developed by Monolith uses clean electricity to convert natural gas into carbon black and hydrogen, resulting in a nearly zero-emissions production process.

The carbon black maker said May 10 that it has partnered with Goodyear to help deliver EV tire products that utilize the more sustainable carbon black material. And it already found a place in the ultra-high performance, all-season ElectricDrive GT passenger tire in size 235/40R19. This marks the first time the company's carbon black has been used in tire products.

"Our mission is to work with innovative partners to transform existing trusted products into more sustainable versions, reduce carbon footprints, and improve sustainable outcomes," Rob Hanson, Monolith co-founder and CEO, said in a statement. "Our delivery of a more sustainably made carbon black to Goodyear is a significant milestone in our company journey, and one we are proud to celebrate alongside an industry leader like Goodyear."

Publication date: 10/05/2023

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