The report “Bio-Lubricants Market by Base Oil Type (Vegetable Oil, Animal Fat), Application (Hydraulic Fluids, Metalworking Fluids, Chainsaw Oils, Mold Release Agents), End Use (Industrial, Commercial Transport, Consumer Automobile) – Global Forecast To 2022” published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Bio-Lubricants Market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 2.47 Billion in 2017 to reach USD 3.36 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 6.4% between 2017 and 2022. Increasing environmental regulations, such as the Vessel General Permit (VGP) and Ecolabels in developed markets, such as the US and European countries, and new and upcoming firms involved in the R&D of bio-lubricants are projected to drive the bio-lubricants market during the forecast period.
Hydraulic fluids – major application of bio-lubricants
The hydraulic fluids application accounted for the largest share of the market, in terms of value, in 2016. These are used in both, stationary and mobile equipment, such as hydraulic elevators, sweepers, garage trucks, forklifts, motor graders, and front-end loaders. High degree of biodegradability and low toxicity is essential for hydraulic fluids to be environmentally safe. Bio-lubricants as hydraulic fluids are preferred in areas where contamination can harm the environment. The demand for environment-friendly hydraulic fluids is driven by several stringent regulations in sensitive areas, such as marine and forests.