A coalition that includes ILMA, the American Chemistry Council and rerefiner Safety-Kleen opposes a bill to mandate that motor oils sold in California after Jan. 1, 2017, have at least 25 percent biosynthetic content.
Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) introduced California Senate Bill SB 916, now titled, Lubricating oil: biosynthetic lubricants: procurement: sale, on Jan. 27. It defines a biosynthetic lubricant as a lubricating oil that contains a biobased product. The California Senate Committee on Governmental Organization, chaired by Sen. Correa, yesterday decided to carry the bill over for two weeks, according to ILMA General Counsel Jeff Leiter.
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