Volume 3 Issue 33
Poland’s government will introduce a waste oil management bill to encourage that used lubricants be recycled into base stocks instead of being burned as heating fuel, according to a report presented recently at a press conference in Warsaw.
Joint venture Avista Green announced last week that its new base oil rerefinery in Kalundborg, Denmark was operational. The facility replaces an Avista rerefinery that halted production in July 2017 following a fire.
Chemists at two German research institutes have devised lubricant-filled microcapsules that can be mixed into thermoplastics. They hope the material will extend the service life of plastic components and reduce resource use, said one of the lead researchers.