Biobased Lubricants

Palm Transformer Oil Project Advances
Dielectric breakdown testing is performed on transformer oil at a facility in Bangkok, Thailand. © kajeab_pongsiri/shutterstock

Palm Transformer Oil Project Advances

June 21, 2024

Biofuels producer BBGI Group, along with fellow Thailand-based partners SCG Chemicals and QTC Energy, announced successf ...

Verbio to Make Rapeseed Chemicals

Verbio to Make Rapeseed Chemicals

May 28, 2024

Verbio SE recently started construction of a large-scale ethenolysis plant using rapeseed oil methyl ester at a site in ...

Interlube Bought by Biochemical Company

Interlube Bought by Biochemical Company

February 14, 2024

Earth Alive Clean Technologies, a Canadian engineering company in the biochemical sector, acquired Interlube Inc. a Queb ...

Novvi Exits Bankruptcy with New Structure

Novvi Exits Bankruptcy with New Structure

January 31, 2024

Renewable base stock supplier Novvi emerged from voluntary bankruptcy last week with a new ownership structure and a cap ...

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Grease from Jojoba and Banana Peels

January 9, 2024

Egyptian researchers reported developing a grease made with base stock from the jojoba plant and nano chemical additives ...

Novvi Bankruptcy Case Aimed at Restructuring

Novvi Bankruptcy Case Aimed at Restructuring

December 6, 2023

Chemical company Novvi LLC filed what it described as a voluntary bankruptcy petition Sunday, stating that it intends to ...

Shell Acquires Transformer Fluid, Coolant Lines

Shell Acquires Transformer Fluid, Coolant Lines

October 10, 2023

Shell Lubricants acquired two product lines from United Kingdom-based M&I Materials Ltd. – one for synthetic and e ...

Sustainability and MWF Distribution Go Hand in Hand

Sustainability and MWF Distribution Go Hand in Hand

May 1, 2023

Discover how a leading global distributor of metalworking fluids is working to increase its sustainability profile as we ...

Groupe Berkem Acquires Oilseed Miller

Groupe Berkem Acquires Oilseed Miller

April 4, 2023

French biobased chemistry company Groupe Berkem yesterday announced completion of its acquisition of Biopress, a French ...

Closing the Performance Gap on EALs

Closing the Performance Gap on EALs

April 3, 2023

How are today’s EALs formulated to deliver reliable performance in a broad range of industrial applications?

Making Bio-lubes from Cashew Shells

Making Bio-lubes from Cashew Shells

February 15, 2023

Creating bio-lubricants using the liquid by-product extracted during processing of cashew nuts is the subject of a new p ...

Outlook for Grease Working Groups

Outlook for Grease Working Groups

January 3, 2023

NLGI and ELGI’s grease working groups stay busy. What are some of the latest and most pressing things on their to-do l ...

Kline Forecasts Growth for Bio-lubes

Kline Forecasts Growth for Bio-lubes

December 14, 2022

Bio-lubricant demand in 14 major markets will outpace overall lubricant demand for at least the next decade, with demand ...

Shell Acquires Panolin’s Biolubes Business

Shell Acquires Panolin’s Biolubes Business

November 8, 2022

Shell agreed to acquire the environmentally considerate lubricants business of Switzerland-headquartered independent lub ...

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

July 20, 2022

A special committee of the American Petroleum Institute is drafting a recommended practice for calculating the environme ...

Repsol Boosts Startup Nuspec

Repsol Boosts Startup Nuspec

July 19, 2022

Nuspec Oil, a United Kingdom-based company developing biobased base oils and advancing commercialization of novel rapese ...

Thailand Develops Palm Transformer Oil

Thailand Develops Palm Transformer Oil

July 15, 2022

Thailand’s National Energy Technology Center is heading a consortium working to develop biobased transformer oils form ...