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University of California, Merced Professor Ashlie Martini and her tribology lab, along with collaborators at the University of Nevada, Reno, and private company Nanotech, will spend the next three years using experimental and computational methods to understand room-temperature ionic liquid mechanisms. Under the National Science Foundation-supported project, they will look for the best ways to produce ionic liquid lubricants and evaluate their performance and biodegradability.

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Mt. Gilead, Ohio-based Lubrication Specialties Inc. announced Todd Cawley as its first vice president of global sales. Cawley worked previously at Sinclair Oil Co., American Refining Group Inc. and Nanotech Industrial Solutions.

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Katie VanQuathem joined Emery Oleochemicals’ North American specialties sales group as an area business manager to support the company’s bio-lubricants business. VanQuathem will be responsible for maintaining and growing the business with both existing and new customers, focusing on key regions throughout the United States.

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ExxonMobil and Innio extended their global lubricant approval agreement for the original equipment manufacturer’s Jenbacher natural gas engines. Austria-based Innio also has primary operations in Canada in Welland, Ontario, and in the United States in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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Lubrizol Corp. became the first lubricant additive technology supplier to join the Getting to Zero Coalition. The international group, endorsed by 14 governments and composed of more than 100 organizations, aims to drive the development of commercially viable, zero-emissions deep-sea ships by 2030.