Bio-OleoChemicals: Oleic Acid for Bio-Lubricants
We have in place a partnership together with So.G.I.S., for the supply of engineering and procurement services for the construction of a production unit in the Municipality of Sospiro (Cremona, Italy), for the production of oleic acid from residual fats through a process of wet fractionation of fatty acids. The production line, with a capacity of 60 tons / day, will be incorporated into the production processes of So.G.I.S. The project represents an effective example of sustainable economy through the recovery of residual fats to produce oleic acid and, hence, bio-lubricants. The bio-lubricants combine the characteristics of bio-degradability and bio-compatibility. The use of bio-lubricants is particularly relevant to several sectors in which environmental protection is a high concern. This is particularly true for aquatic environments, which will favor their high market penetration. Furthermore bio-lubricants show very high fluid-dynamic performance at low and very low temperatures which enables their use in harsh environmental conditions such as in aeronautical systems.