Lube it up with Sugar: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Lubricants from Cellulosic Sugar


Petroleum based lubricants are everywhere, but Cargill is working on producing lubricants from cellulosic sugars instead. Utilizing a novel bioprocess that converts lignocellulosic hydrolysate sugars to caprylatemethyl ester, they are laying the foundation for this product to be used more extensively in current applications and open the market for new applications.

Tom McMullin from Cargill gave this illuminating overview of the technology behind biobased fatty acids, their sources, what applications they are used for, and more.

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