Smooth Running With Soybeans | October 28, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 43 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 91 Issue 43 | pp. 19-21
Issue Date: October 28, 2013

Smooth Running With Soybeans

Makers of industrial lubricants based on vegetable oils aim for pole position
Department: Business
Keywords: biobased chemicals, lubricants, GMO, soybeans, chemical intermediates, additives

For most Americans, the phrase “oil spill” brings to mind the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, which dumped 4.2 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico. But consumers dump a similar amount of used motor oil into the environment every year in the U.S. In fact, improper disposal of waste engine oil is a major cause of contamination of waterways, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Once oil enters soil . . .

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