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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: Progress in environmentally friendly lubricant development

Author
item Biresaw, Girma

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.

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