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Environmentally friendly multifunctional grease based on regrowing resources and advanced thickener technology to apply in loss lubrication earth moving equipment

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00611
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 1,711,340.66 EUR
EC Contribution: 855,670.33 EUR
Scientific Officer: Ciaran MANGAN
Research topic: 5.2. The integrated production and exploitation of biological materials for non-food uses

Abstract:
Oils and greases used in total loss dry lubrication systems, as those applied in earth moving equipment, are some of the products in which utilisation of biological resources, market requirements and economic, social and environmental benefits are best involved if a natural regrowing based grease is used. The developing and testing of these natural regrowing oil-based greases to be used in earth moving equipment is the aim of the project. It leads to the increase of production and exploitation of biological materials for a non-food use in which market demand is opened due to the high level of public awareness of environmental issues and the longe quantity of product used (25.000 Tm/year in Europe) . Formulation of the new greases implies also the use of advanced thickener technology and laboratory, bench and field testing of the new products. This project covers the Key action 5, Priority 5.2: "The integrated production and exploitation of biological materials".


Coordinator
Ana ARANZABE
Fundacion Tekniker
Eibar
SPAIN
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E-mail: aaranzabe@tekniker.es


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  Josef POHLEN
Axel Christiernsson International AB
Nol
SWEDEN
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  E. CHADUIRON
Hydromécanique et Frottement R&D
Andrezieux Boutheon
FRANCE
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Liebherr-France
Colmar
FRANCE
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Rhein Chemie Rheinau GMBH
Manheim
GERMANY
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