Ford normally uses plastic and talc to make headlamp housings, but talc is a mineral and not renewable. Coffee chaff is leftover and usually thrown away or turned into mulch or charcoal, CNBC reported.
The chaff will be heated and mixed with plastic and other chemicals and made into pellets before becoming the housings, CNBC reported.
Ford says the headlamp housings could be just the beginning. the company hopes to use it in more parts.
It's not the only organic material the company uses in car production. Soy-based foam fills the car cushions and has done so since 2011. It also uses wheat, coconut and tomato waste in cars, CNN reported.