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Novel Routes for cost effective Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Region Moravian-Silesian Region
Title of the ProgrammeResearch
Title of the ProjectNovel Routes for cost effective Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants
Project Website

Number of the ProjectTO01000250
Project Promoter

Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava

Project Partner from Donor State


Czech Partner

Ústav chemických procesů AV ČR, v. v. i.


Estimated project duration: 1/2021 – 12/2023

Total Eligible Costs

1 256 446 EUR


1 143 774 EUR

Project description:

Use of Environmental Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) in stern tubes has risen some uncertainties in the shipping sector due to their poor hydrolysis stability, bad pressure and temperature-related viscosity properties and in some cases shear thinning properties when compared with conventional and pollutant mineral oils.

The main goal of this project is to develop a more reliable and cost-effective EAL that can solve these main limitations. Two parallel approaches have been chosen to reach the main goal:

  • Develop a new EAL based on the use of blown rapeseed oils (BRSO) with improved rheological properties and hydrolysis stability.
  • Establishment of microbial-based formulations using selected microorganisms capable of producing a range of molecules that can be used as lubricant additives.