July 11, 2013
Safety-Kleen announced Wednesday that Nestle USA has switched to EcoPower Engine Oil in its private fleet of Class 8 tractors. The move will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment, while it protects engines.
More than 1.4 billion gallons of engine oil are generated every year in the U.S. Unfortunately, a majority of that volume is burned for one-time energy use.
EcoPower Engine Oil is made from collected and refined used engine oils.
“EcoPower makes solid environmental and business sense,” said Curt Knapp, executive vice president – marketing and oil re-refining sales, Safety-Kleen. “It takes 42 gallons of crude oil to make the same amount of high-quality motor oil as obtained from recycling one gallon of used motor oil. And EcoPower doesn’t just conserve resources; it keeps used motor oil out of our land and ground water. Plus, it meets or exceeds manufacturers’ warranty standards.”
Safety-Kleen says for every 100 million gallons of greener re-refined engine oil used, it avoids more than 650 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions — equal to the carbon sequestered by growing more than 19 million trees for 10 years in an urban environment.
EcoPower motor oil meets or exceeds all applicable specifications set by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the company says, and is available in 15W-40 CJ-4/SM, 10W-30 CJ-4/SN and NGP 15W-40 for diesel and natural gas engines.