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LUBRICANTS what the seal materials work with, that’s what they’re used “Enzymes and chemical technology allow you to convert to, and chemically, they know how it operates. Where the that and process it just like a PAO – a synthetic base oil. ‘best of both worlds’ comes in is that you get the perfor- So you get that renewability, the biodegradability, but also mance that you expect from a petroleum-based synthetic the performance of what you would expect from a PAO.” or a mineral oil, a high performance mineral oil or a PAO, The typical ester technology is an emulsifying technol- but you also get the environmental bene? ts along the way. ogy. So as water comes in to the stern tube, the water gets

So we have a line that is a biodegradable, minimally-toxic, emulsi? ed with the oil, and eventually the oil breaks down. and non-accumulative – the three key factors for VGP.” On the other hand, Guggenheimer recounts reports from

The advantage of all that in the marine world is that it clients that have taken the RSC product out after ? ve years, (FUTERRA) doesn’t sheen in the water, and is not toxic to used gravity systems to pull the water out, and put the oil the environment when it spills. That’s because the new lu- right back in the vessel. Based on those results, RSC Bio bricant’s base consists of a hydrocarbon that is created from even offers a robust warranty. In a nutshell, FUTERRA a plant-based material. And there are a number of sources brand hydraulic ? uids will have a warranty for stern tube that could be used. In this case, the base oil is coming from applications carry a 10-year limited $1 million product sugar cane from Brazil. As Guggenheimer explains further, warranty. He adds, “We’re working on all the details of “FUTERRA really is the first and only product of its type. It’s an eco-label, certified, renewable, hydrocarbon EAL and that’s a mouthful, but where we have focused technologically is in the hydrocarbon and related technologies for lubricants. So these are technologies that are compatible with mineral oils, and they perform really well in tough environments. And what FU-

TERRA does is take that to the next level. You’ve got the superi- or durability in both wet and dry environments. You have supe- rior compatibility – it’s the kind of product that can be mixed with both mineral oil and other EALs like synthetic esters.”

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