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February 6, 2019

Volume 2 Issue 34

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Researchers Make Base Oils from Non-food Plants

Researchers at a University of Delaware-partnered lab say they have discovered a way to create lubricant base oils from non-food biomass and fatty acids. The team, most of whom are affiliated with the school’s Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, also claimed the new product could minimize the use of additives due to its customizable properties.