Location: Bio-oils Research Unit
Title: Progress in environmentally friendly lubricant development Author
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: October 12, 2010
Publication Date: October 12, 2010
Citation: Biresaw, G. 2010. Progress in environmentally friendly lubricant development [abstract]. University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, October 12, 2010. Technical Abstract: Environmentally friendly lubricants comprise ingredients derived from natural raw materials such as those harvested from farms, forests, etc. There is a great deal of interest in such lubricants because of their potential economic, environmental, health, and safety benefits over petroleum-based products. However, successful replacement of petroleum-based lubricants with farm-based lubricants will require a concerted effort at overcoming a number of scientific and developmental hurdles. Among these are upgrading our knowledge base about the tribological properties of farm-based raw materials. Another is understanding and overcoming a number of shortcomings inherent in natural raw materials. This presentation will review recent progress in addressing the major hurdles to development of commercially competitive environmentally friendly lubricants.