Faculty Publications

Title

Biolubricants: A global overview

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

INFORM - International News on Fats, Oils and Related Materials

Volume

20

Issue

4

First Page

256

Last Page

259

Abstract

A number of research agencies continued to conduct studies to develop biolubricants for a wide range of applications. Research efforts continued in academic and governmental research laboratories or in projects funded by agricultural groups, such as state and national soybean associations. The UNI-NABL was one of these research agencies that continued to grow and expand its operations through support from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and US Department of Energy (DOE). It expanded its operations creating vegetable oil-based lubricants and greases. The introduction of high-oleic soybeans by the DuPont Corporation, Washington, Delaware was the most significant development US biobased lubricants. The oil of the genetically modified enhanced soybean had a fatty acid profile that was considered better than conventional soybean oils.

Original Publication Date

4-1-2009

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