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.