A framework to evaluate the sustainability of guayule rubber tires

Pragnya Eranki

Clemson University

Dr. Pragnya Eranki is the Deputy Director of Research at the Institute for Sustainability, Clemson University. She has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University, where she worked on LCAs of cellulosic biofuels. She continued her work on LCA and sustainability through her postdoctoral years at the University of Virginia & Clemson University. At the Institute for sustainability, she works on multi-disciplinary, collaborative projects on the sustainability assessments of systems such as bio-based products and agriculture. 


The United States is in need of a domestic and sustainable source of natural rubber to increase rubber independence and reduce reliance on petroleum polymers and imports. Guayule (Parthenium argentatum) is a perennial shrub... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Pragnya Eranki (Clemson University)
  2. Amy E. Landis (Clemson University)
  3. Howard Colvin (Cooper Tire & Rubber Company)
  4. Colleen McMahan (USDA)

Topic Areas

• Life cycle sustainability assessment , • Business and industry practices / case studies , • Decision support methods and tools


WS-22 » Advances in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment 2 (15:30 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room G)

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