Green Earth Technologies recently announced that they have been granted the “Donut,” an API Service Symbol for the SAE 5W-30 weight of their green motor oil, G-oil. G-oil ultimate biodegradable green motor oils met and passed all the engine test criteria for the American Petroleum Institute (API) SM Certification back in November, becoming the first and only bio-based motor oil to receive such distinguished honours. Now, receiving the official service symbol from the American Petroleum Institute, Green Earth Technologies will utilize the “Donut” on their product packaging and ship G-oil to stores nationwide in the upcoming months.
“It’s been almost two years in the making and a true team effort, but I am happy to say that G-OIL motor oil is finally ready for retail,” says Jeffrey Loch, co-founder and chief marketing officer for Green Earth Technologies. “We are very appreciative that the American Petroleum Institute is officially standing behind our first motor oil weight to market (5W-30), allowing our retail customers to stock as well as our consumers to purchase with confidence.”
GET will roll out G-oil 5W-30, the top selling and most recommended motor oil grade in bulk and quart size bottles in the next few months. G-oil has been available at retail in 2-Cycle, 4-Cycle and Bar & Chain for Outdoor Power Equipment since May of 2008. While it is anticipated that G-oil 5W-30 will be on the shelves of retailers as early as June, “bulk” oil will be available much sooner to satisfy the fast-lube markets.