In Indiana, Biosynthetic Technologies released its biobased synthetic motor oil for commercial marketts, using high-oleic soybean oil from soybeans grown by U.S. farmers. The Department of Defense and Washington, D.C. area fleet demonstrations found the product meets or exceeds their performance requirements.
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Aviation in coordination with the Air Force and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment conducted an 18-month limited field demonstration project to evaluate synthetic biobased motor oil in non-tactical Department of Defense and federal agency vehicles with gasoline-powered engines. The effort included analysis of oil samples. It concluded: “The demonstrated biobased full synthetic motor oils were found to meet or exceed the DoD and federal agencies performance requirements.”
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