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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIO-BASED LUBRICANTS FROM FARM-BASED RAW MATERIALS

Location: Bio-oils Research Unit

Title: Trends in biolubricant development

Author
item Biresaw, Girma

Submitted to: International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: June 24, 2012
Publication Date: June 24, 2012
Citation: Biresaw, G. 2012. Trends in biolubricant development [abstract]. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution(SIS 2012), Edmonton, Canada, June 24-28, 2012.

Technical Abstract: Biolubricants are those formulated from components that are derived from renewable raw materials. This distinguishes biolubricants from the majority of lubricants currently in the global market whose ingredients are derived from petroleum. Biolubricants also are easily biodegradable compared to petroleum-based lubricants. Another advantage of biolubricants is that they are harmless to people during use, and less hazardous to the environment when disposed of after use. In spite of these benefits, the development of bio-based lubricants that are competitive in cost and performance to petroleum-based lubricants requires overcoming a number of difficult technical and scientific problems. This presentation will highlight some of these problems and the work and progress being made in overcoming them.

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