|Press Release||Source: Green Earth Technologies|
Thursday June 26, 12:18 pm ET
Automotive and Four-cycle Off-road engine oil surpasses ASTM standard for Ultimate Biodegradability by more than 150%
ASTM Method D5864-05, (Test Method for Determining The Aerobic Aquatic Biodegradation of Lubricants), was used as the basis for the biodegradability analysis. Biodegradation is measured by collecting the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced when each sample is exposed to microorganisms. Comparing the measured amounts of CO2 production to the total amount of CO2 that could be produced from the amount of carbon present in the sample allows calculation of the percent biodegradability. Relative to the rape seed reference oil used, test results reported biodegradation of G-OIL to over 95 percent, essentially complete biodegradation when margin of error is factored in. This level of biodegradation was reached in only nine of the 28 days allowed.
“These results confirm our belief that Green Earth’s motor oils are truly worth a place in the history books,” says Jeff Marshall, President and CEO of Green Earth Technologies. “Green Earth Technologies promised a biodegradable product and has more than delivered.
We are excited about getting the latest G-OIL into production and onto store shelves nationwide.”
Unlike traditional, petrochemical-based engine oils from leading manufacturers, Green Earth’s G-OIL is made with American grown base oils called beef tallow, a by-product of the meat production industry. In addition to environmental benefits, G-OIL reduces dependence on foreign oil.
Mat Zuckerman, Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer of Green Earth commented, “G-OIL is made from saturated fats, which are avoided in most foods, but are the perfect choice for consumer products that need stability on the shelf and high performance in engines. The biodegradability report for G-OIL provides consumers with confidence that they are getting the best of both worlds: delivering performance and a new higher standard for green.”
G-OILTM 10W-30 Engine Oil is available now for off-road and recreational use in 4 cycle engines that require 10W-30 and SAE 30 and is scheduled to be available in the fall of 2008 for automotive applications in 10W-30, 5W-30 and 10W-40 grades.
ABOUT GREEN EARTH TECHNOLOGIES
Green Earth Technologies produces "G" - Branded superior performing totally green products made with American-grown base oils that utilize the power of nanotechnology to deliver environmentally friendly products with no compromise...meaning, consumers can now "do their part" without having to give up performance or value - Save the Earth - Sacrifice Nothing. The G-Brand family of products include G-OIL™, G-WASH™, G-GLASS™, G-SCENT™, G-WHEEL™ and G-TIRE™, and are offered in a wide range of automotive categories including performance & appearance chemicals. GET products are now available at Target, VIP, National Auto, Fred Meyer, participating ACE & True Value dealers, Redners, Trader Horns, The Andersons, Biggs, Bennett Auto, Frank’s Auto Supermarket and Amazon.com. Please visit www.getg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about G.E.T. and its brands.
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Source: Green Earth Technologies