Safflower oil hailed by scientists as possible recyclable, biodegradable replacement for petroleum

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Australian scientists may have achieved a decades-long quest to find a plant-based alternative to petroleum-based engine oils, one that can be recycled, reused and breaks down in the environment.

The answer, they say, lies in a field of brown prickly thistles called safflowers.  

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