Biobased Lubricants

U.S. Blocks Sime Darby Palm Oil
Demarcation stone of the Sime Darby Oil Palm Estate in Sabah, Malaysia. © Uwe Aranas / Shutterstock.com

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 l produced in Malaysia by S ...

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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 ...

Base Oil Report: Trends

Base Oil Report: Trends

Lubes'n'Greases - September 2, 2020

While global lubricant demand drags, says Caitlin Jacobs, the odds are still looking good for renewable and biodegradabl ...

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Novvi Base Oil Plant Starts Production

Lube Report Americas - August 12, 2020

Chevron and Novvi LLC announced the first production of fully renewable base oil from Novvi’s Deer Park facility in Ho ...

Bio-lubes Forecast to Outpace Overall Market

Bio-lubes Forecast to Outpace Overall Market

Lube Report Americas - August 5, 2020

Despite setbacks from the pandemic, demand for bio-lubricants should continue to grow faster than the overall global lub ...

Consultant: Biolubes Still on Growth Trajectory

Consultant: Biolubes Still on Growth Trajectory

Lube Report EMEA - August 4, 2020

Despite setbacks from the pandemic, demand for bio-lubricants should continue to grow faster than the overall global lub ...

Dutch Biolube Start-up Gets Subsidy

Dutch Biolube Start-up Gets Subsidy

Lube Report EMEA - May 11, 2020

The Groningen province in the Netherlands provided a €50,000 (U.S. $54,000) subsidy to support Stadskanaal-based Airgr ...

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Mining Trends Greener

Lubes'n'Greases - January 21, 2020

The mining industry is infamously dirty, but biobased lubricants are lending a bit of spit and polish to its image.

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Oleic Acid Boosts Biobased Oils

Lubes'n'Greases - October 22, 2019

From chainsaw blades to the elevator in the Statue of Liberty, soybean oil is on its way up as a viable alternative to m ...

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Same Difference?

Lubes'n'Greases - June 24, 2019

Food comes from plants, but that doesnt mean biobased lubes are always fit for food processing.

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Calumet Sells Biosynthetic Technologies Stake

Lube Report Americas - June 5, 2019

Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. sold its year-old investment in Biosynthetic Technologies in March, according t ...

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ASTM Adopts Biobased Grease Test

Lube Report EMEA - February 19, 2019

ASTM International approved as a standard a new small scale oxidation test that provides more accurate results for bioba ...

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New Shoots from Renewable Roots

Lubes'n'Greases - August 4, 2015

Long-term investments in biobased products are starting to bear fruit. Are they finally poised to break out of the "gree ...

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Biobased Grows, as do Hurdles

Lubes'n'Greases - May 17, 2014

Researchers continue to bolster the durability and performance of seed oil based lubricants. Now if they can just get cu ...

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One Companys Perspective on Biobased Lubricants

Lubes'n'Greases EMEA - February 12, 2014

Otto Botz of Rowe Minerallwerk GmbH examines the capabilities and future prospects for biolubricants.