Toyota creates new Flower Variety


Some of you may have seen this story before as it was first published in 2009, I however have just found it!  An interesting story of how a car manufacturer is using nature to combat manufacturing issues.

Toyota has long faced the criticism that the process of manufacturing Priuses has a larger environmental impact than most cars. So the giant automaker came up with what’s probably the most bizarre solution imaginable–Toyota genetically engineered two brand new species of flowers to absorb greenhouse gases at Prius manufacturing plants. While, you know, still making the place look pretty.

The flowers have been engineered specifically to absorb nitrogen oxides, and remove heat from the atmosphere.

Read the full story…

A variety of Gardenia created by Toyota

Image and story published by treehugger.com 2009.

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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