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Research Project: Replacement of Petroleum Products Utilizing Off-Season Rotational Crops

Location: Bio-oils Research

Title: Bio-generated succinic acid esters in lubricant applications

item Harry O Kuru, Rogers

Submitted to: Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/5/2017
Publication Date: 5/20/2018
Citation: Harry O Kuru, R.E. 2018. Bio-generated succinic acid esters in lubricant applications [abstract]. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibition. p. 163.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Succinic acid is a biodegradable natural product mainly produced industrially from petroleum-based maleic anhydride. It is a platform material for many industrial chemicals. Recent work has generated succinic acid by fermentation of Physaria fendleri press cake, an otherwise waste agricultural byproduct of its seed processing for the intrinsic hydroxylated oil. In this subsequent project, we are exploring the development of a new facet of use for the modified bio-generated succinic acid as biobased esters in lubrication and metal working applications. The impact of this development would open new economic avenues for farmers and processors. In other words, industrial utilization of the bio-generated succinic acid from other oilseed press cakes would provide sustainable renewable feedstuff for succinic acid production rather than landfill material.