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  • Understanding Bio-Based & Biodegradable
    In the past, there have been many published patents and publications using the word "Biodegradable". Biobased and Biodegradable are different words with different meanings. The term Biobased has derived from the necessity to provide products from vegetable, plant, or animal based materials
  • Biodegradable Lube for Metalworking Operations
    In aluminum rolling mill operations like this one, Alcoa, Inc., tested ARS 's new biobased metalworking fluid and preferred it to the petroleum-based lubricants. A new metalworking fluid derived from soybean oil rather than petroleum is proving a smashing success in trial runs by Alcoa, Inc
  • Statue of Liberty Goes Green With Soy-Based Elevator Fluid
    Visitors to the Statue of Liberty may not know it, but the monument's elevator now runs on a new, biodegradable hydraulic fluid made from soy oil. Until recently, Lady Liberty's elevator used mineral oil formulations derived from petroleum-based stocks. But the National Park Service (NPS), which
  • Precise Biogas Flow Measurement: Overcoming the Challenges of Changing Gas Composition
    As oil prices remain high, we are in the midst of a nation-wide initiative to seek renewable sources of energy to increase energy efficiency and energy security. Renewable energy accounted for 13.2% of the domestically produced electricity in 2012. Among the sources of renewable energy
  • Medical Device Link .
    on biopolymer scaffolding, are creating major opportunities for new product development and the commercial exploitation of these materials. Biopolymers plastics derived from natural materials offer a number of advantages over synthetic, oil-based plastics. They are biodegradable, and therefore
  • From Lubricants to Packaging Materials: ARS Scientists Just Say "No " to Petroleum
    oils of familiar crops like soybean, corn, or canola or from lesser-knowns like pennycress, camelina, and crambe. Fully biodegradable, these vegetable-oil-based additives are just slightly darker, and somewhat thicker, than the clear, light-yellow cooking oils used in home kitchens across America
  • Holiday Rambler - Holidays Magazine
    Yesterday, it might have sounded like some kind of Utopian dream to shed our dependence on foreign oil supplies and make our own fuel in the middle of a Nebraska soybean field. But today it is not just a dream; it 's a reality -- at least to a certain degree. The product is called biodiesel -- bio

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