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Originally Posted by Mattyj420
A little theme music for what's about to happen:
Have at it.
Show me that hemp can produce ONE of those lubricants.
But you can't. Because you don't know what you're talking about.
But what do they use? A combination of corn, soy, sunflower, canola, palm, etc oils.
"Biolubricants made from vegetable oils and other renewable sources
These are primarily triglyceride esters derived from plants and animals. For lubricant base oil use the vegetable derived materials are preferred. Common ones include high oleic canola oil, castor oil, palm oil, sunflower seed oil and rapeseed oil from vegetable, and Tall oil from tree sources. Many vegetable oils are often hydrolyzed to yield the acids which are subsequently combined selectively to form specialist synthetic esters. Other naturally derived lubricants include lanolin (wool grease, a natural water repellent).
Whale oil was a historically important lubricant, with some uses up to the latter part of the 20th century as a friction modifier additive for automatic transmission fluid.
In 2008, the biolubricant market was around 1% of UK lubricant sales in a total lubricant market of 840,000 tonnes/year.
Lanolin is a natural water repellent, derived from sheep wool grease, and is an alternative to the more common petro-chemical based lubricants. This lubricant is also a corrosion inhibitor, protecting against rust, salts, and acids.
The bold should give an indication of what kind of scale we are talking about.
Then, there is the fact that many of the newer bioplastics and other bio-whatsits are hybrids. The biomass-derived extracts serve largely as filler for the petroleum compounds:
"A new family of polyolefin “bio-composites” with 10% to 40% renewable content based on plant matter is new from Biobent Polymers, Marysville, Ohio. Biobent is a new division of Univenture in Marysville, an injection molder and fabricator of document binders, mailers, disc packaging, and other plastic storage products. Biobent’s new Panacea blends of PP, HDPE, and LDPE with finely ground soy meal are intended to overcome two previous hurdles to renewable plastics."
"They require predrying, because the soy content absorbs moisture. Temperature must be controlled in processing to avoid overcooking the compound, which causes darkening, but Biobent sources say the high flow of the material allows use of lower-than-normal melt temperatures. Battelle’s tests reportedly show that Panacea compounds can be reprocessed and show no warpage from exposure to humidity. Because of the possibility of microbial attack, these materials are not currently recommended for food-contact or medical uses."