The Urban Taraxagum bicycle tire is the first series tire to be manufactured with a tread made of dandelion rubber. It has already won several sustainability awards and has been on the market since 2019. The dandelion rubber used is grown, extracted and processed in Germany. The local extraction of raw materials avoids long transport routes and conserves valuable resources. The tire is produced at the tire plant in Korbach. At the Taraxagum research laboratory in Anklam, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, employees from the fields of agricultural sciences, chemistry, production and process engineering are responsible for cultivating the plants as well as for developing, constructing and operating machines for experiments on the further processing of Russian dandelions.