In America alone, we spill 180 Million Gallons of Oil a year. That is 16 TIMES Bigger than the EXXON VALDEZ!
One of the main reasons for concern about lubricant environmental safety is that a vast quantity of industrial lubricants find their way into the environment. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) estimates over 700 million gallons of petroleum oil enter the environment each year, over half of which is through irresponsible and illegal disposal. Industry experts estimate that 70% to 80% of hydraulic fluids leave systems through leaks, spills, line breakage, and fitting failure. Petroleum is persistent and toxic. It damages living organisms including plants, animals and marine life for many years.
We Must Make a Change in Order to Create a More Sustainable Future
Our team at Biosynthetic Technologies is made up of professionals with a wide range of expertise. We are PASSIONATE about creating a more sustainable future while producing high performing products. Due to the immense amount of knowledge housed within the BT TEAM (Click here to learn more about our BT team members) and our strong desire to create a sustainable future, we will be posting frequently on our blog addressing the following:
- The importance of biodegradable, non-toxic base oils
- Inform readers on Biosynthetic Technologies and BT Products
- Share knowledge and Raise Awareness
- Clarify the terminology, regulations and testing methods used
- Assist in the accurate description of terms like “readily” and “inherently” biodegradable
In this blog, we attempt to set the record straight and provide you with insights, share knowledge and allow our readers to make informed decisions when it comes to biobased lubricants. In addition, we want to hear from YOU: your thoughts, ideas, interests, recommendations, or even if you want a feature on our blog!
The benefits of ENVIRONMENTAL lubricants are well known.
Their biodegradable properties allow them to break down in the environment reducing the negative impact from leaks and spills. They can be non-toxic, meaning they won’t hurt operators, animals or plants that come in contact with the oil. Furthermore, they are renewable and reduce dependence on foreign petroleum oil.
Biodegradable Products DO NOT have to Sacrifice PERFORMANCE.
Green Initiatives are Highly Prevalent for a REASON.
Bio-fuels, wind energy, renewable fibers are just a few of the environmental initiatives that have recently made headlines. Meanwhile, for the past several years, the industry has been quietly looking into and utilizing environmentally safer, readily biodegradable and non-toxic oils that also deliver performance.
Why CHOOSE biobased lubricants
Producers and users of lubricants are applying vigilance to reduce losses and reduce the risk associated with eventual losses of lubricants into the environment. Therefore, it is of crucial importance to evaluate the extent of environmental compatibility of all lubricants including:
There are multiple classifications of fluids that fit the biodegradability requirement that have varying degrees of performance. In an effort to improve environmental performance, the industry must choose lubricants that can offer optimum long-term performance and environmental safety. But the accurate information available is scarce.
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