Bio-Greases, what everyone wants but nobody buys April, 2014


Bio-lubricants in general have previously been considered by many as low performing products. Today, most modern bio-greases are formulated using different biodegradable synthetic esters giving them increased levels of performance compared to their mineral oil based counterparts. However, with cost still perceived as a major barrier, the bio-grease market remains stuck in a “Catch 22” situation.

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Managing your regulatory risks in today`s environment

In March 2013, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final Vessel General Permit (VGP) regulating discharges from commercial vessels in order to protect the nation’s water from ship-borne pollutants and reduce invasive species in US waters. The VGP will enter into force on 19 December 2013 and replace the current VGP (2008 VGP). This newsletter addresses the new EPA requirements in the revised VGP for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs), also known as biodegradable oils (although EAL requirements comprise more than just biodegradability). Enviro-Lubricants are fully compliant with these new standards set by US EPA

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