Made From Renewable National Resources
Made From Stabilized High Oleic Base Stocks (HOBS)
United Bio Lube's BioLubricants are formulated from U.S.D.A. sponsored High Oleic Base Stocks (HOBS) and processed with patented Stabilized chemistry for ultimate performance and endurance:
- High Performance
- Oil, Grease, and Fluid Longevity
- Cold Flow
- Reduced Oil Thickening
- Lower Deposits
- 100% Ultimate Biodegradation
- Fire Safety
HOBS are natural agricultural vegetable oils. Stabilized HOBS provide Anti-Oxidant, Anti-Wear, and Cold Flow technology.
Stabilized chemistry enables HOBS to work as a high performance formula in low and high temperatures while reducing oil thickening and deposits.
The super high Viscosity Index of HOBS naturally improves thermal shear stability while increasing Load Capacity to performance levels of synthetic base oils.
The extremely Low Volatility of HOBS increases Flash Point and fire safety features.
HOBS Promotes U.S. Oil Independence
United Bio Lube's BioLubricants were developed in collaboration with Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), Dept. of Interior (DOI), Dept. of Energy (DOE), and Dept. of Defense (DOD) through bipartisan initiatives, lead by senators Thomas Harkin (D, Iowa) and Richard Lugar (R, Indiana), to reduce America's dependency on fossil fuels and foreign oil while promoting rural economic development.
The High Oleic Base Stocks (HOBS) program is a cornerstone technology America is deploying to gain Self Reliance, Economic Security, Workplace Safety, and Environmental Protection for the next 100 years.
Stabilized HOBS Outperforms Petroleum-based Lubricants!
Over the last 15 years, United Bio Lube's BioLubricants product line has undergone rigorous testing by federal agencies and independent labs,
has been approved, and is currently recommended for use within the U.S. Coast Guard, National Park Service, and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
United Bio Lube's Biobased Oils, Fluids, and Greases are preferred alternatives over traditional petroleum-based lubricants when considering that these bio lubricants both OUTPERFORM and are SAFE to manufacture, transport, use, and dispose of.
These Bio Lubricants make obsolete the use of hazardous petroleum-based lubricants, especially when one considers Performance, Worker Health & Safety, Environmental Impact, and a proper Life Cycle Analysis, i.e. BEES - Life Cycle Cost Analysis Tools.
BEES provides consumers with a true cost assessment when including impacts to eco systems from manufacturing,
usage, and disposal. BEES measures the Environmental Performance of chemical products by using the
Life-Cycle Assessment approach specified in the ISO 14040 series of standards. All stages in the life of a product are
- Raw Material Acquisition
- Waste Management
Economic Performance is measured using the ASTM Standard Life-Cycle Cost Method, which covers the costs of:
- Initial Investment
- Maintenance & Repair
Environmental and Economic performance scores are combined into an overall performance measure using the ASTM Standard For Multi-Attribute Decision Analysis.
HOBS Promotes U.S. Green Chemistry Policy
HOBS are specialized commodity vegetable oil crops, i.e. Soy, Sunflower, Canola, and Corn. Once stabilized against oxidation, these natural basestocks yield the safest, most efficient industrial lubricants available in today's marketplace.
Renewable agricultural High Oleic Base Stocks (HOBS) represent a growing Green Chemistry market segment that is directly addressing:
- U.S. dependency on fossil fuels and foreign oil.
- Solutions for sequestering CO2 and other harmful green house gases.
- The elimination of hazardous waste streams from toxic lubricants, solvents, and fuels.
- The fostering of new renewable, Green Chemistry based marketplaces.
- The preservation of U.S. manufacturing.
- The creation of new employment opportunities.
Each of these National Security Interests are in alignment with Green alternative energy policies advocated by ApolloAlliance.org's Ten-Point Initiative for Clean Energy and Good Jobs. ApolloAlliance.org is an strategic alliance of government (U.S. Senators, Congressman, Governors, Mayors) and industry leaders (Labor Unions, Corporate Executives) organized to transition our U.S economy away from a Fossil Fuel dependent Hydrocarbon-based Economy towards a safer, more sustainable Carbohydrate-based U.S. Bio Economy.
HOBS Yields a Sustainable Economic Life Cycle
Broad use of vegetable oil based lubricants creates a continuous Green Chemistry cycle within a greater Biobased Economy whereby industries lubricate and protect machinery and equipment with High Oleic Base Stocks (HOBS) grown on U.S. farms.
In turn, U.S. farms operate machinery and equipment lubricated and fueled by the very Green Chemistry being produced on the farms.
United Bio Lube believes getting this cycle jump started on U.S. farms will be a positive step towards U.S. Oil Independence. U.S. farms should be able to depend on a national reserve of HOBS to buffer against interruptions in petroleum supplies.
HOBS Sequesters CO2 From The Atmosphere
As High Oleic Base Stock (HOBS) vegetable oils are grown and scaled to U.S. commodity crop volumes, harmful Carbon Dioxide (CO2) gas is simultaneously sequestered, or pulled from our atmosphere. Notably, little CO2 is produced in the manufacturing of BioLubricants.
As Soy, Sunflower, Canola, and Corn HOBS commodity crops are grown, harmful CO2 is sequester, or pulled out of the atmosphere. By scaling out HOBS development across the country, the U.S. can begin to reverse its contributions to the dangerous trend of global warming.
Kindly Note: United Bio Lube supports the Hybrid Breeding method (verses Genetically Modified) for naturally growing Mid and High Oleic Base Stock commodity vegetable oil crops, i.e. Soy, Sunflower, Canola, and Corn. Hybrid Breeding methods are proven safe and predictable, where as, Genetically Modified vegetable oil basestocks can have unforeseen ill consequences on the web of life.
HOBS Provides Unique Cradle-to-Grave Opportunities
United Bio Lube's BioLubricants can be made from Recycled or Re-refined biobased fluids and oils, such as Bio Hydraulic Fluids or Bio Gear Oils.
Still non-hazardous after usage, Bio Hydraulic Fluids and Bio Gear Oils can be reclaimed and processed into additional biobased lubricant products, i.e. Bio EP Greases, Bio Bar & Chain Oils. In turn, these re-refined biobased lubricant products will completely biodegrade as they are expelled into the environment upon usage.
Re-refining biobased fluids and oils into biodegradable Bio Lubricants in the Total Loss Lubricant category represents an industry breakthrough in Cradle-to-Grave low environmental impact product lines. Such Green Chemistry solutions represent the future for controlling waste streams from lubricants.
HOBS Protects Against Soil Contamination
The non-hazardous naturally occurring esters found in HOBS are rated Ultimate Biodegradation and are renewable, recyclable, and sustainable national resources.
United Bio Lube's BioLubricants are formulated with a non-toxic Zinc-free additive package with No Heavy Metals and No Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
HOBS are Safe, Non-Hazardous, and Worker-Friendly
Bio Lubricants have an additional benefit of being non-toxic to humans.
Meeting and exceeding many OEM specifications, Bio Lubricants are preferred over petroleum based products when:
- High performance is required
- There is incidental worker contact with the lubricant
- Direct exposure to the environment is likely