Volume 5 Issue 29
A special committee of the American Petroleum Institute is drafting a recommended practice for calculating the environmental sustainability of finished lubricants. The Sustainability Work Group aims to finish drafting its life cycle assessment recommended practice and for API to ballot it later this summer.
Afton Chemical Corp. announced today that it completed a $70 million expansion at its lubricant additive factory in Sauget, Illinois – a project that enables the plant to make additives for new types of fluids for electric vehicles, along with increased amounts of products for transmission fluids.
Uptake of electric vehicles in the United States has passed the 5% tipping point, setting the world’s second-largest auto market on the path to mass adoption of electrified transport, according to Bloomberg NEF.