Gasoline isn't the only petroleum-based vehicle fluid researchers are hoping to replace with a renewable, less polluting alternative. One group is looking to replace conventional engine oil with a vegetable-based lubricant. Researchers at the University of Colorado and Agro Management Group Inc. of Colorado Springs recently penned an agreement with Michigan-based Thumb Oilseed Producers Coop. to license the technology used in producing its soy-based engine lubricant. The lubricant, ...

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