Green motor oil. Green as in environmentally friendly. You knew this one was coming. It’s not a bad thing, really, and by that I mean it won’t be a bad thing when it’s well established and reliable. But for right now… Well, I’m not so sure I want to pour a few quarts in any of my vehicles.
Say goodbye to lubrication via pulverized tyranasaur and hello to lubrication via bovine fat.
Bay-Area company Green Earth Technologies has just released ‘G-Oil,’ a motor oil produced by converting saturated cow fat into high-value unsaturated oil that will work in any internal combustion application. Naturally aspirated, turbocharged, supercharged, diesel, you name it.
According Green Earth’s website, “These saturated fats, whose molecular single-bond carbon chains are similar to common petroleum oils, have no harsh effects on the environment, and drastically cut our dependence on foreign oil. Consider that it takes three barrels of crude oil to make one barrel of motor oil, but it only takes one barrel of animal fat to produce one barrel of G-OIL and thus will reduce our dependence on foreign oil.” G-Oil is also completely biodegradable, as in you can poor that stuff down the drain – I mean, you shouldn’t, but you could. And since all us Git-R-Done Americans can’t stop shoving steaks and cheeseburgers down our corpulent maws the product is relatively sustainable.
It sounds fantastic. And the oil has been reviewed and approved by the American Petroleum institute. We should be stoked that something like this has hit the market. I am stoked. But I don’t think I’m going to switch over until Leno does.