Lubricants from Biomass
Francisco G. Calderon

Biomass is any organic material obtained from plants or animals. Moreover, biomass can be converted to other usable forms of energy and is an attractive alternative to oil because it is a renewable resource that is uniformly distributed over the surface of the Earth and is a source of energy that can be exploited using technologies environmentally friendly. In this article, the feasibility of production of lubricants from biomass with all its pros and cons will be analyzed. First, some incentives to produce bioproducts and principles of bioproducts will be mentioned. Moreover, the drive from the society to implement this “green” alternative will be explained; also, there are certain examples of actual use of lubricants from biomass. In relation with the elaboration process, the origin of the rawmaterials, the synthesis and the environmental impact will be analyzed. Finally, some conclusions about the development of bioproducts will be stablished.

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