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Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL) Programs and Testing Short Course

Welcome to our STLE Short Course on Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) Programs and Testing.  This short course will ask that you go through our seven modules and quizzes.  When completed, take our EAL course final exam to gain your certificate with a score of 70% or higher.   You have 60 days to complete the course. 

This course will provide comprehensive information on the review of EAL programs, biodegradability, biobased content, ecotoxicity, bioaccumulation, technical performance, and scope 1, 2, 3 emissions.  Through the seven modules users will gain a better understanding of the environmental impacts of lubricants and what changes biobased lubricants cant have.  Users will be challenged to consider the values of biobased lubricants and sustainability to the present and future in tribology. 

Course Objectives:
1. Users will understand the purpose of EALs and associated programs. 
2. Users will understand US and European government regulations for lubricants.
3. Users will understand the testing and makeup of biodegradable lubricants. 
4. Users will understand technical performance requirements vs. environmental performance requirements.

Course designed by Dr. Matthew Kriech, CEO, Biosynthetic Technologies
Dr. Matthew Kriech is the CEO of Biosynthetic Technologies and Innoleo. He has been a key driving force for the company from R&D and commercial production to sales and marketing of the BT Estolide product lines. Matthew has a doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Utah and was a rocket scientist before moving into lubricants. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and kids, flying and teaching other to fly, and serving on local and national charity boards for Type 1 Diabetes.