Eco Engine Oil Launched by Castrol
Castrol, the global lubricants manufacturer, has launched the first ‘Eco’ product in its GTX range for cars; Castrol GTX ECO. Harnessing cutting edge technology formulated by Castrol’s scientists, Castrol GTX ECO provides the same protection that can help to extend engine life but by using re-refined oil, it delivers a 10% reduction in CO2 when compared with standard Castrol GTX Diesel products.
Castrol GTX ECO uses an innovative base oil blend of 50% virgin oil and 50% re-refined oil. A rigorous re-refining process includes dewatering, defueling, demineralisation, vacuum distillation and distillate treatment. Castrol GTX additive technology is then used to fortify the oil to create a high performance product that can help to extend engine life but with 10% less CO2 produced from the oil’s This carbon reduction was verified after rigorous testing, and analysis by the world’s leading sustainability consultants, ERM.
Kedar Apte, Head - Brand and Communications at Castrol India commented: “Our team of experts has achieved what was previously thought impossible: to deliver significant CO2 reductions from the oil’s life cycle, while providing the benefits of Castrol GTX Diesel, which helps to extend your engine life by providing 2 times better protection from soot problems. By re-refining used oil and delivering it as a high-quality product, Castrol GTX ECO delivers CO2 reductions without compromising on engine performance or protection.”
Now that a smarter oil is available in the market, the authorities should look into subsidizing such products to have a greater impact like they did with use of LED's in the state.
Edited by Atul Bandhu