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Novel Routes for cost effective Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants


The use of Environmental Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) in stern tubes has risen some uncertainties in the shipping sector due to their poor hydrolysis stability, bad pressure, and temperature-related viscosity properties and in some cases shear thinning properties when compared with conventional and pollutant mineral oils. The main goal of this project is to develop a more reliable and cost-effective EAL that can solve these main limitations. Two parallel approaches have been chosen to reach the main goal: Develop a new EAL based on the use of blown rapeseed oils (BRSO) with improved rheological properties and hydrolysis stability. Establishment of microbial-based formulations using selected microorganisms capable of producing a range of molecules that can be used as lubricant additives.

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