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Biobased

In addition to the sustainability advantages of G-OIL products versus their conventional counterparts, these products also satisfy the new USDA BioPreferred® labeling programs that states that a product must meet a minimum required level of bio-content to display the mark.

Bio-based products are those composed wholly or significantly of agricultural ingredients – renewable plant, animal, marine or forestry materials. The Secretary of Agriculture has designated bio-based products for preferred purchasing by Federal Agencies and the President of the United States' Presidential Memorandum on February 12th, 2012 supports "driving innovation and creating jobs in rural America through bio-based and sustainable product procurement."

GET's proprietary "bio-base" is a proprietary patent pending complex composition of synthetic POE (polyol esters) and biodegradable PAO (polyalphaelefins). Supported with a special high performance additive and booster package, GET's bio-base is made with USA sourced bio-renewable and biodegradable base stocks. The base oil itself is composed of a specific blend of synthetic Polyol esters and biodegradable polyalphaolefins.

Polyol esters are synthetic base stocks, widely used for high temperature applications. These esters are made by reacting fatty acids with polyol (an alcohol containing multiple hydroxyl groups) and instrumental in G-OIL being the world's first and only bio-based motor oil to pass severe engine tests (Sequence IIIG, IIIGA, IVA, V and VIIIG). Our "bio-base" provides superior performance for G-OIL:

  1. Bio-base stock's natural polarity adheres to metal surface
  2. Long oil change intervals due to high TBN
  3. Weighted piston deposits, zero sludge and very low wear
  4. Bio-renewable polyol esters base stocks
  5. Ultimate biodegradable
  6. Excellent thermal and oxidative stability
  7. Low volatility
  8. USDA BioPreferred program

The purpose of the USDA BioPreferred® program is to promote the increased purchase and use of biobased products. The program spurs economic development -- creating new jobs and providing new markets for farm commodities. The increased development, purchase, and use of biobased products reduces our Nation's reliance on petroleum, increases the use of renewable agriculture resources, and may contribute to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts.  


Two Major Initiatives

The USDA BioPreferred program has two major initiatives:

Product Labeling


USDA certifies and awards labels to qualifying products to increase consumer recognition of biobased products.

Federal Procurement Preference


USDA designates categories of biobased products that are afforded preference by Federal agencies when making purchasing decisions. If you are interested in suggesting a new product category for designation, contact us.





Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) – Intertek

The study conducted by Intertek Expert Services, a leading provider of industry analysis and environmental impacts, found that the 5W-30 G-OIL Bio-based Advanced Full Synthetic Green Motor Oil had a carbon footprint of about two thirds (67.3%) less than the conventional 5W-30 oil.

"Replacing just 1% of conventional motor oil with G-OIL would save around 137 million pounds of carbon dioxide each year, or the equivalent of planting 2.8 million trees," said Jeffrey Loch, President and CMO of Green Earth Technologies. "The sustainability advantages of G-OIL products are the fundamental result of our use of renewable, non-fossil based resources."

Consumers need not worry about compromising performance. "Even at the extremes in NASCAR competition, G-OIL delivers without compromising engine performance," said Mark Smith, President of Pro Motor Engines, a leading NASCAR engine builder. "The key measures of racing motor oils are horsepower and engine wear. We put G-OIL to the test on our PME 'dynos' and on the track. We saw that running our NASCAR engines on G-OIL produced more power and reduced engine wear in back-to-back tests against the top competitors."

According to the Intertek study, the G-OIL products, including Bar & Chain Oil and 2-Cycle Bio-Synthetic Green Engine Oil had a 29-67% lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) and a 38-76% lower abiotic[1] resource depletion compared to their conventional alternatives. 

The reduction of petroleum produced lubrication oil by replacing 1.0 % of conventional motor oil with synthetic G-Oil is 5,152,000 gallons per year. [2]

An LCA provides an analysis of the environmental impacts of each lifecycle stage of a product from the extraction of raw materials to the disposal of generated waste through landfill and incineration.  The study provided a "cradle to grave" assessment and therefore includes the lifecycle impacts of raw material planting, harvesting, cattle farming or extraction all the way to consumer consumption, recycle and/or disposal of the base oils. Consumers can choose to close the loop by recycling.

[1] Abiotic refers to the depletion of non living (abiotic) resources such as fossil fuels, minerals, clay and peat. In 2006, WWF International reported that mans impact on global resources has tripled since 1961 and is now 25% above the planets ability to regenerate itself.

[2] Annual consumption of 920MM Gallons according to Kline & Company for 2010.




HIGH PERFORMANCE BIODEGRADABLE BIO-BASED COMBUSTION ENGINE OIL:

This invention relates to high performance biodegradable lubricant compositions for passenger car internal combustion engines. More specifically, it relates to readily biodegradable synthetic polyol ester-based compositions with a high viscosity index, a low pour point, oxidative stability, low volatility, suitability for use with sealing materials, low emissions and non-toxicity. These compositions are particularly useful in modern high performance automobile engines. The composition meets or exceeds the standards of both ILSAC GF-5 and API SN specifications.

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