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Title

A status report on promoting the use of biobased lubricants made of commodity and enhanced vegetable oils

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

NLGI Spokesman

Volume

66

Issue

3

First Page

14

Last Page

19

Abstract

The history of the use of vegetable oils for fuels and lubricants is outlined. The benefits of using soya oil in industrial lubricants are described. US legislation promoting the use of environmentally friendly products is outlined. Advances in formulations technology and the development of genetically modified soya beans are creating new opportunities for economical biobased lubricants and greases. The future for biobased lubricants in the USA is considered.

Original Publication Date

6-1-2002

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