Universities seeking funds for high-level research into lubricating greases have until March 15 to apply for NLGIs 2018 Research Grant Program. Awards can range up to $50,000. Details: www.NLGI.org. Sotulub (the Lubricants Company of Tunisia) contracted SGS to handle quality control for its manufacturing operations and to manage the lube analysis laboratory at its factory in Rades, Tunisia. In a press release issued last week, Sotulub said its factory has been ISO certified for years but that it contracted the Swiss company in the interest of continuous quality improvement. Gazpromneft-Lubricants agreed to supply marine lubricants to the Arctic transport and icebreaker vessels of Norilsk Nickel, a mining and metals company based in Norilsk, Russia.