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Research Project: Value-added Bio-oil Products and Processes

Location: Bio-oils Research

Title: Biobased lubricant additives from vegetable oils and other renewable feedstocks

item Biresaw, Girma
item Bantchev, Grigor
item Harry O Kuru, Rogers

Submitted to: American Chemical Society National Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/22/2019
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Wide application of biobased lubricants is encouraged by governments worldwide because of its positive impact on the environment, wildlife and health of consumers. The reality is that biobased lubricants account for a very small slice of the global lubricant market. There are many reasons for the slow growth in the biobased lubricant market share, including the shortage of suitable lubricant ingredients. Lubricant formulations are blended using two broad categories of components: base oils and additives. While there are some viable biobased base oils in the market, there are no commercial biobased additives. As a result, biobased lubricants currently in the market are formulated with non-biobased additives. Therefore, there is a need to develop viable biobased additives for use in commercial lubricants. This presentation will discuss the synthesis and characterization of a variety of biobased lubricant additives with promising properties.