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Oilseeds find industrial niches

Grain and oilseed crops like soybeans and canola are increasingly starting to replace traditional petroleum-based product ingredients, lessening our dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels and creating new market opportunities for growers.

One market that is growing rapidly is that of bio-based lubricants and industrial fluids, which includes everything from hydraulic and transmission fluids to greases, motor oils and fuel additives, said Soy 20/20 President Jeff Schmalz at the winter meeting of the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre held recently in Guelph. Continue reading Oilseeds find industrial niches