Volume 5 Issue 17
The amount of biolubricants used in the forestry industry should increase in coming years, a new study by Freedonia says, as equipment manufacturers and operators both show interest to bolster their reputations for protecting the environment. The study says global demand for lubes made with renewable materials is mostly limited to a small number of developed nations.
An Illinois judge on Monday approved an order holding Lubrizol’s Chemtool Inc. responsible for cleaning up the site of its former grease and additive plant in Rockton, Illinois, and for reimbursing state and local governments for costs they incurred in association with the June 2021 fire that destroyed the facility.
Ecuador collected 4.1 million gallons of used lubricants in 2021 – a fifth of the amount of lubes it consumes – through a two-year-old program aimed at preventing waste oils from being dumped into the environment. Recoil collected 4.1 million gallons of used lubes in 2021, exceeding its goal of 4 million gallons.