Cars on the production line

CEA Midwest Executive Director Chris Ventura looks at the innovation happening in our energy and manufacturing industries which have caused improvements in environmental quality while providing family-sustaining wages for Ohioans.

The energy being produced here also helps to support Ohio’s vital supply chains because natural gas and ethane are turned into new products — from personal protective equipment to combat COVID to vehicle parts — as a result of research performed at our public universities and private companies. Our automotive industry is a prime example. As Ford, GM, and their suppliers look to decrease vehicle weight, increasing fuel efficiency for hybrid and electric vehicles, almost one-third of the 30,000 parts in a vehicle are now made from plastic — or 771 pounds per vehicle.

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