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Why Biden’s Plans for More Wind Turbines Won’t Increase Lube Demand

If Joe Biden’s ambitious wind-turbine goals are realized, “thar’ she blows” could be shouted throughout the land. After all, the President’s initiative seems to be quite the bonanza for lubricants demand in the wind energy sector. Alas, if only that were true.  

The plan is to develop large-scale wind farms along nearly the entire coastline of the United States, with Biden pledging to build 30,000 megawatts of offshore wind in the United States by 2030. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has stated that her agency will formally begin the process of identifying federal waters to lease to wind developers by 2025.  

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How Autonomous Tractors Will Help OEM Genuine Oil Hit Paydirt

How Autonomous Tractors Will Help OEM Genuine Oil Hit Paydirt

Unlike that old nursery rhyme, the farmer may actually no longer be in the dell. Between an aging population — today’s farmers are 60 years old on average — and unprecedented labor shortages, a growing number of farmers are climbing off their John Deeres and calling it a day. As crops lie unharvested and agricultural products from the U.S. become increasingly uncompetitive globally, hopes are turning to autonomous tractors.

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Are ILSAC GF-6 and ACEA the Last of Lubricants Performance Specifications?

Kline Energy Reflections Under a Minute

We may be in the final stages of ICE oil specifications upgrades by industry bodies ILSAC, API, ACEA, and JASO. The recent release of ILSAC GF-6 in 2020 took eight years, and an interim specification of ILSAC GF-5 Plus was needed to be issued to protect engines until GF-6 could be finalized. This was needed as OEMs were concerned that GF-5 lubricants would not protect modern engines.Continue reading

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Factors Impacting HDMO Demand

The launch of the newly redesigned, on-highway Model 579, class 8 tractor by Peterbilt Motors Company inspired Kline to make some observations about the HDMO market, and we would like to share them in our new series, Kline Energy Reflections Under a Minute. In it, we’ll offer our reflections on the most current news and what’s been trending around the world in our industry. Continue reading