Universal Lubricants and the Association of Independent Oil Distributors (AIOD) have created a strategic supply and distribution relationship that will enable the association’s members to sell the Universal’s ECO ULTRA motor oil—made with up to 85% recycled oil—to professional installers across the country.
Universal Lubricants’ re-refinery, which opened in 2009, produces a group II base oil out of sued oil. The base oil is blended with additives to manufacture the Universal ECO Ultra line, which includes engine oils, hydraulic oils and automatic transmission fluids.
The US produces approximately 1.3 billion gallons of used oil each year, and approximately 10% of that is re-refined. The rest of the used oil is either improperly disposed of (damaging the environment) or burned as an industrial fuel.
Valvoline also recently launched its NextGen line of motor oils, featuring the inclusion of 50% recycled base oil. (Earlier post.)