Breakthrough Technology Accelerates Biodegradability in Petroleum Based Lubricants
to Attack #1 Cause of Oil Pollution in Water
CELEBRATION, FL - (ACCESSWIRE - October 16, 2013) - Green Earth Technologies (GETG.QB) the manufacturer and marketer of G-OIL[R], is pleased to announce its latest environmental product, BODA[TM], an innovative accelerator that will cause petroleum engine oils and lubricants to more quickly biodegrade.
Used engine oil is the largest single source of oil pollution in U.S. lakes, streams and rivers as petroleum molecules never wear-out and will not dissolve in water. According to the Washington Water Quality Consortium, 40% of oil pollution in American harbors and waterways is a result of improper collection, disposal or recycling of engine oil. A single pint of oil can create an oil slick larger than a football field.
Developed by G.E.T., the BODA proprietary formula will be blended into petroleum base stocks during the production of the oils to accelerate their biodegradability. BODA will also accelerate the biodegradability in G.E.T.'s current bio-based G-OIL products.
ACCELERATED BIODEGRADABILITY AND IMPROVED PERFORMANCE
In addition to accelerating the biodegradation of conventional engine oil, BODA also increases performance characteristics. A proprietary accelerated oxidation test (where 30 minutes is the equivalent of 5,000 engine miles) revealed that Green Earth Technologies BODA technology improved conventional engine oil oxidation resistance by up to 22%.
"We subjected the BODA treated engine oil to a series of high performance tests to ensure that not only would there be no harm, but also that the oil would remain in specification," said Jeffrey Loch, President and CMO of Green Earth Technologies. "Not only did BODA accelerate the biodegradation of the oil, achieving the goals that customers have been requesting, but it actually enhanced its performance."
A Proprietary Surface Tension Analyzer test also showed that oil enhanced with BODA improved lubricant wetting for better anti-wear protection. NOACK volatility with BODA treated oil was about 10% better when compared to the untreated sample. Additionally, the Total Base Number (TBN) - which is a measurement of the reserve alkalinity and the oil’s ability to neutralize acids created from combustion and wear showed that motor oil with BODA had a 9.5% improvement over untreated oil.
Testing also found that BODA lowers the viscosity of conventional oil in low temperature environments, improving fuel economy and engine protection. BODA also reduces the volatility of the oil which is an indicator of superior oil stability and longer oil change intervals.
ABOUT GREEN EARTH TECHNOLOGIES
Green Earth Technologies, Inc. (G.E.T.) (OTCQB: GETG) is a totally green clean tech company that combines domestically sourced renewable feed stocks with proprietary technologies molded around the four ideologies of being GREEN: biodegradable, recyclable, renewable and environment safe. Branded as G-OIL[R] and G-CLEAN[R], G.E.T. produces a full line of "clean & green" American made environmentally preferred lubricants and cleaning products that allows concerned consumers who care about the environment and American energy independence to do their part without sacrificing value or performance. Save the Earth - Sacrifice Nothing[R].
G.E.T. products are available at Grainger, online at Amazon.com and at a variety of retailers and lube centers, including: Wal-Mart, The Home Depot, Menards, The Canadian Tire Corporation, National Auto Stores, Lex Brodie's Tire Company, Honest One, Do It Best and participating ACE & True Value dealers. Please visit http://www.getg.com/ for the latest news and in depth information about G.E.T and its brands.
Statements made in this release that relate to future plans, events, financial results or performance are forward-looking statements as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon current information and expectations. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated as a result of certain risks and uncertainties. Investors should also be aware that while the Company from time to time does communicate with securities analysts, it is against the Company's policy to disclose to them any material non-public information or other confidential commercial information. Investors should not assume that the Company agrees with any report issued by any analyst or with any statements, projections, forecasts or opinions contained in any such report.
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