Very Veggie: Alternatives to Canola Oil
Vegetable oils have overcome numerous obstacles and are now viable replacements for standard crude-based base stocks. This isn’t just because they’re environmentally friendly. In fact, these products can outperform traditional offerings in certain areas. But global vegetable oil inventories have tightened, and suppliers are scrambling to offer alternatives.
Rapeseed oil is one of the largest sources of vegetable oils in the world, with applications spanning from food-grade oils to biodiesel to lubricants. One derivative of this is canola oil, which is most often associated with food applications but can be used as a biobased oil in lubricants.