Palm Oil Developments No.68 (June 2018) p18-21

Potential of Palm Oil Waste for Biolubricant

Noor Armylisas Abu Hassan*, Siti Hazirah Mohamad Fauzi* and Yeong Shoot Kian*

Lubricants are comprised of two main components, i.e. base oil (70%-90%) and additives to modify/improve the base oil’s properties. Most lubricant base oils are produced from non-renewable source such as mineral-based oil which can be divided into mineral and synthetic categories. It is a substance introduced between two moving surfaces to keep them apart and reduce friction, which ultimately reduces the heat generated. Lubricant also protects the surfaces from wear and corrosion, removes deposits and impurities, as well as transmit power.

Author information:
* Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB),
6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi,
43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.