April 13, 2011

Bio-lubes in the spotlight

I've been noticing a lot of bio-lubricants collaboration announcement recently and we might as well try to get a little bit of insight into this market. By the way, you might have already heard about big news from OPX Biotechnologies and Rivertop Renewables announced on Monday. I am getting more information about them and will post soon.

Back to bio-lubes, Elevance Renewable Sciences also announced on Monday that it has partnered with Kansas City, Missouri-based NL Grease LLC in the commercialization of new renewable-based high-performance grease (a semi-solid lubricant for those not familiar with it) using Elevance's metathesis technology. The companies expect to start selling to the North American grease market this year.

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