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High-Mileage Beans
Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:08 AM CST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (DTN) -- High-oleic soybeans have gone where no bean has gone before -- specifically, the streets of Las Vegas.

Biosynthetic Technologies, a synthetic oil manufacturer that uses bio-based ingredients, has produced synthetic motor oil made from Monsanto's Vistive Gold high-oleic soybeans. The company just finished a successful test of the soybean-based motor oil in a fleet of taxis in Las Vegas.

"Those cabs have been running for over 150,000 miles using the synthetic oil that we make as their motor oil, and they changed it every 7,500 to 10,000 miles just like you would any synthetic motor oil," ...

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