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Making Biodegradable Motor Oil From Cow Fat

Posted in Biofuel, Car Tech, Emissions, Materials, Oil Industry, Science by Vito Rispo | September 25th, 2008 | 1 Response |

Last year, Green Earth Technologies’ G-OIL motor oil got the Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice Award at the ninth annual Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) held in Las Vegas. It was on the top of Popular Mechanics’ editors’ best new products of 2007 as well. G-Oil is a motor oil made with American-grown base oils, namely cow fats.

Recently, EcoGeek had an article about Green Earth Technologies new addition to it’s automotive lubricant G-Oil line, a 10W-30 with amazing biodegradability. The oil biodegraded over 90% in only 9 days, which is 19 days faster than the American Society of Testing Materials required 28-day rate.

The oil is made from saturated fat from cows, and apparently works great in high performance in engines, although I haven’t yet seen the numbers comparing it to other oils.

The key to the quick biodegradability of this oil is that you have to mix it with G-DISPOSOIL, and in just seconds, the G-OIL is broken down into smaller molecules that are food for microorganisms in soil. You can then literally just pour it onto the ground.

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  1. Subhash Chander says:

    Hindus due to their religious devoution for cow hate the very idea of using oil made from cow fat.