Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc., announced the wide-scale availability of NextGen motor oil. The new formula is made from 50 per cent recycled oil.
NextGen motor oil is the culmination of years of continued research, technology and innovation from Valvoline scientists coupled with improvements in the oil re-refining process. Valvoline chemists now have the ability to pair the company’s ing additive chemistry with recycled base oils. The result is a high-performance product that uses 50 pe rcent recycled oil and matches the quality of other Valvoline motor oils that use non-recycled base oil.
“Unlike vertically integrated oil and energy companies, our sole focus is motor oil, so we are constantly looking to innovate and bring the highest-quality motor oil products to consumers,” said Sam Mitchell, president of Valvoline. “NextGen takes advantage of our technology and expertise in a formulation that uses recycled oil and delivers the quality and performance we demand to put the Valvoline ‘V’ on the bottle.”
Oil Can Be Re-Used
Since base oil doesn’t completely wear out – it simply gets dirty – used oil can be re-refined and re-used. Today’s re-refining technology has advanced significantly and now follows a technical process almost identical to that used for crude oil refining. The manufacturing process also offers environmental benefits, lessening the carbon footprint (versus crude refining) while producing base oil just as good as base oil from crude oil.
Canadian passenger cars and light trucks use over 240 million litres of motor oil each year. While many Canadians dispose of used oil properly, Valvoline aims to inspire more to follow suit. One litre of improperly disposed oil can contaminate up to one million litres of drinking water. In addition to its potentially harmful effects to our ecosystems, oil is also a precious resource.