Biobased Lubricants

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

API Drafts Sustainable Practice for Lubes

Lube Report Americas - 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

Lube Report EMEA - 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

Lube Report Asia - July 15, 2022

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

Cosmo Product Gains Biomass Mark

Cosmo Product Gains Biomass Mark

Lube Report Asia - June 10, 2022

Cosmo Energy Holdings Co. announced recently that its Carboneut-brand 10W-30 diesel engine oil became the first engine o ...

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 ...