Biobased Lubricants

Bio-based and Sustainable: When They’re Synonyms and When They’re Not

Bio-based and Sustainable: When They’re Synonyms and When They’re Not

Lubes'n'Greases - May 2, 2022

Bio-based and sustainable lubricants are not always one and the same. What are the nuanced differences between them?

Forestry Forecast to Use More Biolubes

Forestry Forecast to Use More Biolubes

Lube Report Americas - April 27, 2022

The amount of biolubricants used in the forestry industry should increase in coming years, a new study by Freedonia says ...

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Thailand Wants Biolubes Industry

Lube Report Asia - March 11, 2022

Thai officials working to foster agriculture-based industry have highlighted lubricants as one of two types of products ...

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ExxonMobil Helps Scale Bio Base Stocks

Lube Report Americas - December 22, 2021

ExxonMobil entered a joint development agreement with biobased base stock manufacturer BioAccelergy to commercially scal ...

Factory Will Make Castor Derivatives

Factory Will Make Castor Derivatives

Lube Report Asia - December 10, 2021

France-based Arkema announced on Monday a 50% increase in global capacity for its Oleris castor oil derivatives, which a ...

India Palm Oil Imports Expected to Rise

India Palm Oil Imports Expected to Rise

Lube Report Asia - November 12, 2021

Boosted by cuts in import duties, India’s palm oil exports are projected to rise 6% to 8.5 million tons for fiscal yea ...

Tax Change to Aid Malaysian Palm Producers

Tax Change to Aid Malaysian Palm Producers

Lube Report Asia - November 5, 2021

The government of Malaysia – the world’s second-largest palm oil producer – is raising the threshold of its windfa ...

Spotlight on Biobased Lubricants

Spotlight on Biobased Lubricants

Lubes'n'Greases - September 1, 2021

Entering an important phase for greener, more sustainable lubricants Gone are the days when biobased lubricants were ...

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Utility Buying Emery’s Asian Unit

Lube Report Asia - August 20, 2021

The joint venture owners of esters supplier Emery Oleochemicals have agreed to sell the Asia-Pacific portion of that bus ...

India Cuts Palm Oil Import Duty

India Cuts Palm Oil Import Duty

Lube Report Asia - July 23, 2021

India implemented a temporary cut in the duty charged on palm oil imports, part of an effort to offset a sharp run-up in ...

The Beauty of Being Biobased

The Beauty of Being Biobased

Sustainability InSite - June 10, 2021

Lubes'n'Greases talked to Mark Miller, the CEO of Biosynthetic Technologies, about the sustainability of his company’s ...

Thailand to Boost Bio-lubes, Palm Oil

Thailand to Boost Bio-lubes, Palm Oil

Lube Report Asia - May 21, 2021

Thailand’s central government is working to develop its palm oil industry, and the strategy includes promoting demand ...

Sustainability Strikes Again

Sustainability Strikes Again

Lubes'n'Greases - May 3, 2021

Additive technology goes green. Green additives are escaping their hamster wheel of low volumes, high costs, incremen ...

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

The United States Customs and Border Protection agency last week announced a ban on palm oil produced in Malaysia by Sim ...

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SK Promises Green Strategy

Lube Report Asia - January 8, 2021

The parent company of SK Lubricants is looking for partners for base oil and chemical joint ventures, according to a New ...

Mandated Marine Lubes Differ Widely

Mandated Marine Lubes Differ Widely

Lube Report EMEA - December 8, 2020

Government requirements for environmentally acceptable lubricants are relatively simple, but performance properties of p ...