WEVTU has learned that at least one major automaker is actively considering how piston engines might be redesigned to take advantage of bio lube oil characteristics. Although no details have so far surfaced, some of the possibilities are different designs and materials for bearings, piston rings, pistons and cylinder bores. In addition, reduced tailpipe emissions measured from engines lubricated with bio oil suggest opportunities to revise emissions after-treatment systems. Bio oil’s ...

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