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April 19, 2019

Volume 6 Issue 29

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Chinese University Helps Market Biobased Lubes

Lubricants made from renewable resources have been slow to penetrate the Chinese market, but some say demand is starting to sprout. The castor oil engineering research center at Nankai University in Tianjin is trying to carve some space for itself by partnering with blenders to sell lubes made from plant-derived esters, mostly from castor beans.