ExxonMobil. Today’s industrial sector accounts for nearly half of the world’s energy consumption. Improved energy efficiency in this sector obviously can have a major impact on the world’s energy use, which is predicted to grow as much as 25 percent by 2040. To help lower industrial energy consumption, lubricant formulators have increased their use of synthetic base stocks, which have been known to improve energy efficiency. But limited test data existed to measure this improvement. That’s why ExxonMobil commissioned a series of tests at the Institute of Energy of the University of Porto (INEGI). With the information gathered, it is possible to better guide formulators with solutions that help them innovate energy-efficient industrial lubricants for today’s changing marketplace.