Global Biolubricant Market Analysis study by Merkle & Sears


I recently was able to read the Global Biolubricant Market Analysis study from Merkle & Sears, published in March.  It really is exciting to see the progress the overall industry is making, and the growth expectations…


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Every drop in the ocean counts


Dubai, 7 March 2018 101 delegates from the Middle East maritime community attended a captivating IMarEST UAE branch seminar presented by Drew Marine & RSC Bio Solutions addressing the EPA requirements in the revised VGP for…


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Choosing Safer Fluids for Marine Projects


We all want to be safe. Safety regulators want us and our employees to return safely home from a day’s work. Both governments and NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) press for more regulations that mandate less environmental impact as we operate piledriving equipment in marine or estuarian environments.

What is a “safer” fluid for piledriving projects? In a nutshell, it’s a grease, oil, hydraulic fluid, or cleaner that has less potential for environmental impact than a traditional lubricant (or cleaner). Until recently, many of these safer products all came with serious technical flaws. Today, there are better choices with fewer (if any) unacceptable tradeoffs.


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The Problem of Oil Washed Overboard from Hydraulic Deck Equipment


Regulations and Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs): Marine Applications that Use EALs

EALs should replace traditional petroleum lubricants in all marine applications where there is any oil-to-water interface. Marine vessels contain a variety of equipment that require lubricants, oils or greases. The oil-to-water interfacing equipment includes stern tubes, stabilizers, thrusters, rudders, propellers, bow thrusters, etc.

While legislation has not yet mandated the use of EAL in deck equipment, it is recommended by the EPA in the 2013 VGP to use biodegradable lubricants.Applicable deck equipment includes deck cranes, winches, mooring drums, windlasses, capstans, emergency towing arrangements, hatch covers, etc.


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Benefits of Effective Oil Analysis


Many factors come into play when you’re evaluating lubricant options for your fleet, including: quality, intended application or use, performance, oil life and price. However, there’s another very important factor that’s often overlooked-evaluating lubricant effectiveness once it’s in use. Take a look at our infographic to learn more about the benefits of an effective oil analysis program.


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Broadcast Maritime & Safety of Doe Maar Duurzaam (Act Sustainable)


The waterways and the marine environment are under pressure. Now that it is started to become clear to what scale our waters has been contaminated, and still are, the urgency to act is getting bigger. A technology, and with that biologically degradable products, does exist that works exactly like (or even perform better) the traditional mineral oils. The products are so equivalent that they do not require any further adjustments of the existing system. It’s in fact a 1 on 1 Drop in Replacement. How this works exactly, Ian Nielsen from RSC Bio Solutions shows us.


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The Importance of an Effective Oil Analysis Program


Many factors come into play when evaluating lubricant options for your fleet. These factors include: quality, intended application or use, performance, oil life and price. But there’s another very important factor that’s often overlooked—how to evaluate lubricant effectiveness once it’s in use. This article will take a deep dive into the importance of an oil analysis program and highlight best practices you can apply as you establish your program.


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OEM Approval Pathway and Challenges


When a product is launched, there is no bigger affirmation of its commitment to performance than receiving approvals from major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Whenever we, at RSC Bio Solutions, launch a new product, we always…


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Kawasaki Heavy Industries Grants New OEM Approvals for Two RSC Bio Solutions’ Products


Scandinavian Oil & Gas Magazine

RSC Bio Solutions, a global provider of high-performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) – hydraulic fluids, gear oils and greases – and industrial cleaners and solvents, received OEM approvals for use in Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP) and side thrusters.


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RSC Bio Solutions Gains Kawasaki OEM Approvals


Maritime Journal / InfomarineOnline

RSC Bio Solutions, a provider of high performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) – hydraulic fluids, gear oils and greases – and industrial cleaners and solvents, said it has received OEM approvals for use in Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP) and side thrusters.


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Kawasaki Heavy Industries concede nuove approvazioni OEM per due Prodotti RSC Bio Solutions’


L’Informatore Navale

Charlotte,NC,USA 18 settembre 2017 – RSC Bio Solutions, leader mondiale nei lubrificanti ad alte prestazioni (EALs)- fluidi idraulici, olii per ingranaggi e grassi -detergenti industriali e solventi, hanno ricevuto le approvazioni OEM per l’uso in Kawasaki Heavy Industries ‘Propulsori a passo regolabile (CPP) e propulsori laterali.


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Kawasaki Heavy Industries Grants New OEM Approvals for Two RSC Bio Solutions’ Products


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 18, 2017) – RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in high performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) - hydraulic fluids, gear oils and greases - and industrial cleaners and solvents, received OEM approvals for…


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RSC Bio Solutions Gains Kawasaki OEM Approvals


Maritime Professional

RSC Bio Solutions, a provider of high performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) – hydraulic fluids, gear oils and greases – and industrial cleaners and solvents, said it has received OEM approvals for use in Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP) and side thrusters.


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RSC Bio Solutions Gains Kawasaki OEM Approvals


MarineLink

RSC Bio Solutions, a provider of high performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) – hydraulic fluids, gear oils and greases – and industrial cleaners and solvents, said it has received OEM approvals for use in Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Controllable Pitch Propellers (CPP) and side thrusters.


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Gains from eco-lube switch


Maritime Journal

So far the oil washed overboard from hydraulic deck equipment has been largely ignored, but not for much longer – growing concerns about sensitive regions such as the Arctic and the stepping up of US regulations indicate the future in Europe and Scandinavia…


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RSC Bio Solutions’ EALs Available through Drew Marine


Marine Link

RSC Bio Solutions said its high performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) are now available through Drew Marine’s global supply chain network, which is capable of delivering to more than 900 ports worldwide…


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RSC Bio Solutions’ Lubricants Now Available Through Drew Marine


The Maritime Executive

RSC Bio Solutions’ high performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) are now available through Drew Marine’s global supply chain network.  Drew Marine’s network is capable of delivering to more than 900 ports worldwide…


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RSC Bio Solutions’ Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) Now Available Through Drew Marine


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 11, 2017) – RSC Bio Solutions’ high performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) are now available through Drew Marine’s global supply chain network.  Drew Marine’s network is capable of delivering to more than 900…


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RSC Bio, Drew Marine Partner


Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

In Oslo at Norshipping 2017, RSC Bio Solutions and Drew Marine announced a new global marine distribution partnership, an alliance that enhances availability of RSC Bio Solutions’ High Performance Environmental Lubricants globally….


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RSC Bio Solutions Mid-Year Review Blog Post By Mike Guggenheimer, CEO, RSC Bio Solutions


With a new global marine distribution partnership underway, expanded product offerings, multiple new OEM approvals and team expansion, 2017 has proven to be an exciting year for RSC Bio Solutions. Drew Marine Global Distribution Partnership In…


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Regulatory Growth Drives Search for Durable Lubricants


Marine Link

Using HEPR solutions satisfies regulatory compliance, sustainability initiatives and performance demands….


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Revision to EU Ecolabel could eliminate 50% of approved EALs


Fuels + Lubes

The EU Ecolabel criteria for lubricant products is currently under review. An industry taskforce has proposed several key changes to the labelling scheme to make regulations more stringent…


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Meeting Stern Regulations


Lubes’n’Greases

This past April, Princess Cruise Lines was slapped with a record penalty of $40 million for illegally dumping oily waste from cruise ships and falsifying official logs.


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RSC Bio Solutions and Drew Marine agree lube distribution Partnership


BUNKERSPOT

RSC Bio Solutions has entered into a global distribution agreement with Drew Marine which will extend the availability of its Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL)…


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RSC Bio Solutions, Drew Marine Ink Distribution Deal


Marine Link

RSC Bio Solutions and Drew Marine announced a new global marine distribution partnership at a press event held at Nor-Shipping’s annual conference in Oslo, Norway.

This strategic alliance creates enhanced global availability for RSC Bio Solutions’ high performance environmental lubricant offerings…


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RSC Bio Solutions & Drew Marine Announce Distribution Partnership


Maritime Executive

Strategic Alliance Creates Enhanced Global Availability of RSC Bio Solutions’ High Performance Environmental Lubricant Offerings

RSC Bio Solutions and Drew Marine announced their new global marine distribution partnership at a press event held at Nor-Shipping’s annual conference in Oslo, Norway. This strategic alliance creates enhanced global availability for RSC Bio Solutions’ High Performance Environmental Lubricant offerings…


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Biodegradeable Grease


Maritime Journal

RSC Bio Solutions, a global company that specialises in environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and cleaners, has added a new water resistant, biodegradable grease to its portfolio.

RSC EnviroLogic Grease 2 WREP is a Lithium Complex, extreme pressure grease designed with polyalphaolefin (PAO) and hydrocarbon related type base fluids, which according to RSC Bio Solutions, offers exceptional performance under extreme pressure…


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Nor Shipping: RSC Bio Solutions and Drew Marine collaborate


Fathom News

RSC Bio Solutions announced at Nor-Shipping that it has joined forces with Drew Marine to create a global distribution network of RSC Bio Solutions’ environmentally acceptable lubricant.


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RSC Bio Solutions, Drew Marine Ink Distribution Deal


Info Marine

RSC Bio Solutions and Drew Marine announced a new global marine distribution partnership at a press event held at Nor-Shipping’s annual conference in Oslo, Norway. This strategic alliance creates enhanced global availability for RSC Bio Solutions’ high performance environmental lubricant offerings.


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RSC Bio Solutions & Drew Marine Announce New Global Marine Distribution Partnership


Strategic Alliance Creates Enhanced Global Availability of RSC Bio Solutions’ High Performance Environmental Lubricant Offerings CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 31, 2017) – RSC Bio Solutions and Drew Marine announced today their new global marine distribution partnership at…


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RSC Bio Solutions Launches High Performance Biodegradable Grease


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 16, 2017) – RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and cleaners, announced today the launch of RSC EnviroLogic® Grease 2 WREP, a water resistant, biodegradable grease. This Lithium…


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Fuels, Lubes & Additives: To 2020 and Beyond By Wendy Laursen


Maritime Executive

As the transition to low-sulfur fuels accelerates, so do the problems.

The increasingly stringent sulfur requirements set by IMO are already taking their toll in the name of environmental protection with marine insurer Allianz, in its Safety and Shipping Review 2016, noting an increase in machinery claims related to fuel issues…


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RSC Bio Solutions Receives Multiple OEM Approvals, Adding To Extensive List


BioSpace

RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in high performance environmentally acceptable lubricants and cleaners, has added several new additions to its expanding list of OEM approvals for use in pumps and elastomers/seals…


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RSC Bio Solutions Receives Multiple OEM Approvals, Adding to Extensive List


Demand Increases for RSC Bio Solutions’ High Performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 4, 2017) – RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in high performance environmentally acceptable lubricants and cleaners, has added several new…


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Digitization, Autonomous Vessels and Next Generation Fuels By Mike Guggenheimer


Takeaways from EMEC Amsterdam I just returned from the European Marine Engineering Conference in Amsterdam and I’m excited to have seen RSC Bio Solutions recognized again for its innovation in the shipping industry. We were a…


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RSC Bio Solutions Produces Plant-based Lubricant for Extreme Industrial Applications


International Dredging Review RSC Bio Solutions has introduced the FUTERRATM product line of sugar-based bio-refined lubricants that have all the characteristics necessary for use in extreme industrial conditions, while meeting U.S. and global regulations for certification…


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VGP 2013: Propelling Marine Lubricants


Tribology & Lubrication Technology

Creating safe, environmentally friendly and high-performing lubes required cooperation between lube manufacturers, OEMs and the U.S. government.


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Key Trends and Insights at GST Europe 2017 and Shipping 2030 By Mike Guggenheime


Recently, I had the opportunity to attend Green Ship Technology and Shipping 2030 in Copenhagen. We were honored at GST by being shortlisted for Green Ship Technology of the Year Award.  It was also a great…


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EALs Rise Up on Deck


Marine News

The next critical area of consideration for the use of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants is on Deck. What’s leaking into the water from your cranes and winches?


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Why Demulsifying Hydraulic Fluids Matter By Dr. Bernie Roell, Vice President of R&D


Water contamination is the leading cause of hydraulic system failure. It causes both chemical and mechanical issues which can be extremely costly to fix, not to mention the downtime and headache they inevitably bring. The best…


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Highlights from the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2017 By Chris Griffin, Business Development


The PVA Annual Convention’s tagline “your link to the future” really came to life at this year’s event where leaders in the passenger vessel industry and key government officials gathered to exchange ideas and learn from…


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RSC Bio Solutions Expands


Maritime Logistics Professional

RSC Bio Solutions recently announced the addition of several key team members in the business development and sales departments in a continuing drive to support its growing client base. The company also announced a new market-oriented organizational structure with two focused teams around the marine and land markets.


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RSC Bio Solutions Expands


Marine Link

RSC Bio Solutions recently announced the addition of several key team members in the business development and sales departments in a continuing drive to support its growing client base. The company also announced a new market-oriented organizational structure with two focused teams around the marine and land markets.


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RSC Bio Solutions Expands, Welcomes New Team Members


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 23, 2017) – RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants and cleaners, recently announced the addition of several key team members in the business development and sales departments in a…


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Sustainability in Business By Mike Guggenheimer


RSC Bio Solutions’ mission is to provide sustainable solutions for unforgiving environments by offering equipment operators high-performing, sustainable alternatives that allow them to meet the demanding needs of their operations while reducing environmental and employee risk.…


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Mitigating Risk without Sacrificing Performance


MarineLink

A new entry to the EAL lubricant race emerges from RSC Bio Solutions. Deep roots, new technologies and familiar names create the basis for a different way of approaching marine lubricants.


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First of its Kind EAL


Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

There are numerous factors that are driving global environmental regulatory growth and the growth in renewable lubricant technologies, such as natural resource constraints, standardizing requirements due to globalization, public opinion and pressure, increase in climate change concerns, new technologies, new evidence from research and overall growing Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) concerns, and most recently the improvements in the durability of lubricants made from renewable technologies.


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Save the Seals


National Fisherman

For commercial skippers of vessels greater than 79 feet operating in the Great Lakes or within three nautical miles of U.S. coastlines, environmentally acceptable lubricants are the mandate. For everyone else, especially given the Environmental Protection Agency’s continuing tighter regulations, switching to EALs may just be a matter of time.


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EAL Will Protect People, Planet and Profit


International Tug & OSV

RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and cleaners based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has launched a new education campaign aimed at informing the industry and the public about the causes and dangerous effects of petroleumbased oil spills and leaks on both land and water, and the importance of adopting sustainable business and personal practices in protecting ‘the three Ps’ – people, planet and profits.


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“Developing the Ultimate Green Ship”


GreenShip Technology Conference Post-Event Blog Post  By George Cook, Senior Applications Project Manager at RSC Bio Solutions With more than 100 attendees and over 60 expert speakers, the 2016 GreenShip Technology (GST) Conference was a great…


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Global Marine Regulations and the Future of Renewable Lubricant Technologies


Maritime Reporter and Engineering News

There are numerous factors that are driving global environmental regulatory growth and the growth in renewable lubricant technologies, such as natural resource change concerns, new technologies, new evidence from research and overall growing Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) concerns, and most recently the improvements in the durability of lubricants made from renewable technologies. According to environmental consultants and advisors, there are currently thousands of new environmental regulations awaiting attention from legislators and regulators around the globe. Different standards hamper growth and thus, pressure to harmonize regulations is likely to continue alongside the regional and global integration of markets.


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RSC Bio Solutions Launches ‘Every Spill Counts’ Campaign


Waterways Journal

RSC Bio Solutions recently launched a new education campaign aimed at informing industry and the general public on the causes and dangerous effects of petroleum-based oil spills and leaks on both land and water. The campaign stresses the importance of adopting sustainable business and personal practices in protecting “The Three Ps”—People, Planet and Profits.


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Developing the Ultimate Green Ship


Join RSC Bio Solutions for a panel discussion entitled “Developing the Ultimate Green Ship,” which will take place at 09:45 a.m. on the 16th November, 2016 at the GST North America Conference, and visit us at…


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It’s Getting Easier Being Green: Green Business Trends for 2016 by Mike Guggenheimer


I recently came across an interesting article outlining some key trends and progress in corporate sustainability initiatives. It identifies several “next big things” that could have a major impact on our customers and the markets we serve. Among…


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Maritime Reporter TV Interview: Mike Guggenheimer, President and CEO, RSC Bio Solutions


At the SMM 2016 in Hamburg, Germany, MarineNews and Maritime Logistics Professional Editor Joseph Keefe interviews Mike Guggenheimer, President and CEO of RSC Bio Solutions, for Maritime Reporter TV. Mr. Guggenheimer expands on the introduction of…


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Leading Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant Manufacturer RSC Bio Solutions Launches “Every Spill Counts” Environmental Education Campaign


Campaign aimed at informing the public and industry on ties between and dangers of land-based and marine pollution  CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 26, 2016) – RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and…


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RSC Spill Campaign


GreenPort

RSC Bio Solutions has launched a new educational campaign aimed at informing the industry and general public on the dangerous effects of oil spills and leaks.

It will highlight the importance of adopting sustainable business and personal practices in protecting the ‘Three Ps’ – people, planet and profits.


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Campaign Launched to Educate on Dangers of Petroleum-Based Spills


Ship Efficiency Review

RSC Bio Solutions has launched a new education campaign that aims to inform the shipping industry and the general public on the causes and effects of petroleum-based oil spills on both land and water and highlight the importance of adopting sustainable business and personal practices in protecting “The Three Ps” – People, Planet and Profits.


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RSC Bio Solutions Launches Environmental Education Campaign


Maritime Professional

RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and cleaners, has recently launched a new education campaign aimed at informing the industry and the general public on the causes and dangerous effects of petroleum-based oil spills and leaks on both land and water and the importance of adopting sustainable business and personal practices in protecting “The Three Ps” – People, Planet and Profits.


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Interview with Mike Guggenheimer, RSC Bio Solutions


RSC Bio Solutions participated as an exhibitor in SMM 2016, 6-9 September, Hamburg, Germany. GREEN4SEA Team met Mike Guggenheimer, CEO at the exhibition to discuss about company’s latest developments and highlights.


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Revolutionary Bio-based Lubricants Launched


MFAME

RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and cleaners, announced the launch of FUTERRA, a new revolutionary product line of bio-based lubricants.  The only hydrocarbon renewable EAL derived from a plant-based material, FUTERRA was designed to outperform other products on the market while meeting the most stringent global environmental regulations at a more attractive price point.


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From Marine to Land-Based Pollution: The Future of Petroleum-based Spill and Leak Penalties and Mandates


GREEN4SEA

There is growing concern regarding the environmental impact and associated costs of petroleum based fluid discharges. Petroleum is persistent and toxic. It damages living organisms including plants, animals and marine life for many years. While many believe that the bulk of this environmental damage is done by major spills, such as the Exxon Valdez or the Deepwater Horizon events, in reality every spill matters. In fact, small leaks account for an overwhelming percentage of all oil-related pollution.


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Water, Water Everywhere, but NOT in Your Hydraulic System By Dr. Bernard C. Roell, Jr.


According to original equipment manufacturers and tribologists, the number one cause of hydraulic system failure is water contamination. The presence of water in the system builds a corrosive environment, which shortens the life of the pump…


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RSC launches new EAL


The Motorship

RSC Bio Solutions unveiled its latest development in bio-based lubricant technology at SMM, Futerra.

The new environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) is hydrocarbon renewable and is designed to meet the strictest environmental regulations.


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RSC BIO SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES NEW LINE OF BIO-BASED LUBRICANTS


F+L Daily

RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and cleaners headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A., has launched a new revolutionary product line of bio-based lubricants. The only hydrocarbon renewable EAL derived from a plant-based material, FUTERRA was designed to outperform other products on the market while meeting the most stringent global environmental regulations at a more attractive price point.


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Unique Plant-Based Hydrocarbon EAL Launched


Ship Efficiency Review

RSC Bio Solutions has launched a first-of-its-kind maritime environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) at this year’s SMM trade fair held in Hamburg, Germany.

The EAL, FUTERRA, is the first-of-its kind to be released into the market and is the only hydrocarbon EAL that is made from renewable plant-based material rather than traditionally ester-based.  The product meets all global regulations, including the United States Vessel General Permit (VGP) and is Ecolabel-certified, enabling its use anywhere in the world.


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RSC Bio launches first renewable hydrocarbon EAL


Marine Propulsion

RSC Bio Solutions has launched Futerra, a product line of bio-based lubricants.

The only hydrocarbon renewable EAL derived from a plant-based material, Futerra was designed to outperform other products on the market while meeting the most stringent global environmental regulations at a more attractive price point.


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RSC Bio Solutions Launches New EAL


Marine Link

A hydrocarbon renewable EAL derived from a plant-based material, FUTERRA offers superior performance in both wet and dry environments, holds up to extreme conditions in contact with water in high-pressure and extreme temperatures and has higher durability, which results in greater system efficiency, fewer change-outs and extended equipment life, according to the manufacturer.


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RSC Bio Solutions Launches First-of-Its Kind EAL Designed to Improve Performance, Increase Uptime and Enhance System Longevity


Ecolabel-certified product meets all global environmental regulations at a lower total cost of ownership CHARLOTTE, N.C. (September 6, 2016) – RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and cleaners, announced the launch…


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Understanding EALs


The use of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) in all oil-to-sea interfaces of vessels greater than 79 feet in length has been mandated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency since December 2013. While operators of larger vessel have become familiar with what is required from them, there is still a great deal of uncertainty around why these fluids have been mandated, how they perform and what the benefits they deliver. The pending Small Vessel General Permit (sVGP) has created even more market confusion, especially among smaller vessel operators who may be less familiar with these fluids and their use.


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The Impact of Water in Your Hydraulic System


Even the smallest hydraulic system failure can be very costly in terms of lost productivity, change-out times and repairs. This is compounded in large-scale operations, such as oil rigs or dredging sites. When a hydraulic system failure occurs, it is commonly blamed on the oil or hydraulic fluid being used, and rightly so, since it is estimated that 90 percent of the time a fluid-related pump failure is due to contamination. However, rather than simply questioning the quality or performance of the fluid itself, it is important to examine HOW the contamination occurred, what might have been done to prevent it, and to use this information to mitigate potential future problems.


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RSC Bio Solutions Launches New Website


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 16, 2016) – RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants and cleaners, announced the launch of its newly revamped website. The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate…


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The Destructive Drip by Lisa Clark


Even among the most environmentally-friendly companies, it’s all too common a question: “Is one leak really that big of a deal?”  The answer is a resounding and definitive—YES.  This question is especially pervasive in land-based operations,…


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The Case for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants and Fluids in Land Applications and Equipment


Companies across a wide range of heavy equipment industries are moving steadily toward greater environmental stewardship. Much of this progress has been compelled through enhanced regulatory requirements, and it is fair to say that regulations will continue to grow more stringent over time.


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Best Practices in Choosing and Maintaining EALs for Marine Applications


Marine Log With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Vessel General Permit (VGP) regulations in place for several years now and Small Vessel General Permits (sVGP) poised to expand these regulations to new classes of vessels, marine operators have embraced the use of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) and become familiar with the inherent environmental and performance benefits of switching from conventional lubricants. However, there is still a great deal of confusion in the marketplace surrounding EAL choice and maintenance. It’s important for operators to educate themselves on which type of EAL is best suited to different applications and strategies for maximizing ROI and equipment life.


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VGP Compliance for Workboats: Best Practices for Deck and Equipment Washdowns


Marine News Government regulations have turned our attention to the damage petroleum lubricant discharges cause in the entire marine ecosystem and the market has responded by developing Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs). While large vessel operators have grown accustomed to the requirements of these regulations, the advent of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Small Vessel General Permit, sVGP, is forcing operators of smaller vessels to examine applicable requirements.


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RSC BIO SOLUTIONS EXPANDING GLOBAL CAPABILITIES


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 4, 2016) – RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants and cleaners, recently announced the addition of a new market manager for Europe and a new international representative. These new partnerships will further expand the company’s capabilities globally and support business worldwide.


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Supply Chain Collaboration to Advance Acceptance of Biobased Technologies By Mike Guggenheimer, CEO and President


Last month, I had the opportunity to attend and present at the 11th annual World Bio Markets in Amsterdam. As I met the leaders of the biobased industry and listened to various presentations and panel discussions,…


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RSC BIO SOLUTIONS’ ENVIROLOGIC® 3068 AND ENVIROLOGIC® 3100 HIGH PERFORMANCE HYDRAULIC FLUIDS APPROVED FOR USE IN MAN DIESEL & TURBO STERN TUBES AND PROPELLERS


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 19, 2016) – RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants and cleaners, recently announced that its EnviroLogic® 3068 and EnviroLogic® 3100 high performance hydraulic fluids have been approved for use in MAN Diesel & Turbo systems. This approval allows RSC Bio Solutions to serve customers who have MAN stern tubes and propellers, primarily in the marine transport, ferry and fishing industries.


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RSC Bio Solutions Expands Series of Biodegradable Lithium Complex Greases


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 29, 2016) – RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants and cleaners, recently announced the expansion of its EnviroLogic® 800 series of biodegradable greases. The EnviroLogic 800 series are VGP compliant, biodegradable Lithium Complex greases designed to operate in severe outdoor environments and withstand corrosion.


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Houston Explains Effects of EPA Regulation Mandating Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants in Dredges


Matt Houston, market manager for marine construction for RSC Bio Solutions, discussed the 2013 vessel general permit and Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants at PIANC’s Dredging 2015. His presentation was entitled “New EPA Regulations for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants and their Effect on the Dredging Industry.”

The conference was held at the Savannah Hyatt Regency Hotel, Savannah, Georgia on October 19 through 22.


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Proving the Performance of EALs through Field Testing


Marine Log The marine industry continues to evolve. In addition to changing equipment needs and trends, thanks to VGP and other regulatory actions, there is an increasing need to utilize safer, more environmentally friendly products to meet industry regulations. In addition to their positive impact on the environment, readily biodegradable fluids and lubricants can result in lower cleanup costs, fewer fines and less downtime – meaning that they can help to lower overall cost of operation while making them an attractive choice for many marine operations.


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RSC BIO SOLUTIONS’ ENVIROLOGIC® 210EP GEAR OIL APPROVED FOR USE WITH THRUSTMASTER GEARBOXES AND THRUSTERS


Charlotte, N.C. (October 28, 2015) – A global leader in environmentally acceptable lubricants, cleaners and absorbents, RSC Bio Solutions recently announced that its EnviroLogic® 210EP readily biodegradable gear oil has been approved for use in Thrustmaster gearboxes and thrusters. With this approval, Thrustmaster has extended its existing relationship with RSC Bio Solutions, whose sustainable technologies are approved for use by Thrustmaster in oil and gas, workboat, deep water, marine and wind construction applications.


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Green greases that work great? Yes


Plant Services Industrial lubrication products, practices, and services are advancing at a rapid pace, driven by regulatory requirements as well as practical business needs. The resulting solutions are cleaner, healthier and more sustainable, and promote equipment cost savings and performance improvements.


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Don’t Cry Over Spilled Lubricants: The Impact of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants in Pile Driving Applications


Piling Canada The pile driving industry is at a crossroads. As regulations become more stringent and performance is increasingly paramount, organizations are feeling the pinch to be both compliant and perform at their peak. Equipment failures, spills and leaks are followed by costly fines, cleanup fees and increased downtime—further emphasizing compliance concerns and public scrutiny over environmental impact.

With this changing landscape, organizations are looking for ways to be both fiscally and environmentally responsible. That has opened the door for an emerging category of biobased and biodegradable lubricants known as Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs).


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RSC BIO SOLUTIONS’ ENVIROLOGIC® HYDRAULIC FLUID AND GREASE APPROVED FOR USE WITH BECKER MARINE SYSTEMS RUDDERS


Charlotte, N.C. (September 29, 2015) – RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in environmentally acceptable solutions: EALs (environmentally acceptable lubricants) and cleaners, as well as highly efficient absorbents, has announced that its EnviroLogic 3032 readily biodegradable hydraulic fluid and EnviroLogic 802 multipurpose, lithium-complex biodegradable grease have been approved for use in Becker Marine Systems rudders.


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The Importance of an Effective Oil Analysis Program


Waste Advantage In order to reduce changeover intervals and extend the life of your equipment, implement an oil analysis program, which is a great benchmark to evaluate your lubricant’s effectiveness.


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The Prospects for Biobased Chemicals When Crude is under $40


Mike Guggenheimer, CEO and President I typically attend a couple of the major biobased chemical and industrial biotechnology conferences each year. Last year, the mood for biobased chemical companies was somewhat somber with oil prices down…


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Eastman Aviation Solutions Strengthens Commitment to Responsible Care® Initiative Through New Collaboration with RSC Bio Solutions


Kingsport, TN, August 18, 2015 – As news of new EPA regulations face the aviation industry, Eastman Aviation Solutions is striving to strengthen their commitment to the Responsible Care® initiative and provide additional support to customers by announcing a collaboration with RSC Bio Solutions, a manufacturer of high-performance chemical products for automotive, hardware and industrial applications. Together, the two companies will focus on offering products and services to promote safety, responsibility and sustainability for their aviation partners.


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Waste Industry is Coming Around


Mark Miller, SVP of Global Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives While Las Vegas is not my favorite place, Waste Expo 2015 may have been my favorite show. There was a significant amount of foot traffic with a…


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Early Adoption is your Best Option


Lisa Clark, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development We’ve all heard the saying ‘the early bird gets the worm.’ Applied to business, it’s ‘the first to market owns the market.’ In both instances, we’re referring…


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Perspective on the Marine Lubricants Demand Study from Grand View Research


Mike Guggenheimer, President & CEO I recently had the opportunity to review the latest Marine Lubricants Demand Study from Grand View Research. I’d like to share some perspective on the study’s findings in the form of…


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MITIGATING RISK, REAPING REWARDS – Achieving Sustainable Operations Through the Use of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants


Environment Coastal & Offshore The marine industry continues to evolve. In addition to changing equipment needs and trends, there is an increasing need to utilize safer, more environmentally friendly products to meet industry regulations. In addition to their positive impact on the environment, readily biodegradable fluids and lubricants result in lower cleanup costs, fewer fines, and less downtime. This means that they can help to lower overall cost of operation—making them an attractive choice for many marine operations.


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EALs & Oil Spill Remediation


Maritime Reporter & Engineering News – The Effects of EALs on Oil Spill and Discharge Reporting and Remediation

In the wake of increased environmental scrutiny and potentially expanding liability issues, oil spill remediation continues to be of great interest to marine operations. While most outsiders think of oil spills in terms of major failures or leaks, more common oil leakage or lubricant discharges from marine equipment result in millions of gallons of oil being released into the aquatic environment each year. Leaks, which are very difficult to prevent, far outpace catastrophic events and result in lost productivity, environmental damage, costly fines and remediation and negative public image.


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Behind the Label: Choosing an EAL


Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) are now essential in US waters, but product labeling schemes are inconsistent, says Mark Miller, executive vice president of business development for RSC Bio Solutions.


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RSC BIO SOLUTIONS’ EAL EARNS ADDITIONAL AEGIR-MARINE APPROVAL, EnviroLogic® 802 Approved for Use in PRIME Rudderstock Seals


Charlotte, N.C. (March 9, 2015) – RSC Bio Solutions, a global leader in readily biodegradable cleaners, degreasers and functional fluids, has announced that its EnviroLogic® 802 environmentally acceptable grease has met the stringent requirements for approved use in AEGIR-Marine PRIME rudderstock seals. This approval is an extension of the existing partnership agreement between AEGIR-Marine and RSC Bio Solutions intended to increase the availability of VGP-approved environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) for steering systems, stern tube seals and other marine applications.


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