US firm claims 'green' motor oil success
A US company has revealed details of new motor oil that, it claims, does not harm the environment as much as petroleum based competitors and also encourages sustainability in its production.
Connecticut-based Green Earth Technologies has developed its G-OIL oil using waste fats from slaughtered US cattle, with the firm also indicating that, when burnt, the oil produces significantly lower levels of greenhouse gas emissions.
At the same time, the packaging used for the oil is recycled, leading its manufacturers to claim that every aspect of its production has been made with the environment and sustainability in mind.
"This product performs as well as, if not better than, traditional oils, and tests show that dangerous emissions typical of two-cycle engines are cut by a huge degree," said Green Earth's president Jeff Marshall.
"At the same time we eliminate the need for foreign oil, a major factor for consumers who are now, more than ever, concerned about the environmental and geopolitical implications of foreign oil dependency."
Earlier this year, Friends of the Earth claimed that palm oil, which is used in both biofuels and a range of products from chocolate to animal foods, was not always sustainably produced.
Article Date: 04 March 2008
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