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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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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