IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biosynthetic Technologies (BT), a leading manufacturer of environmentally acceptable high-performance lubricant base oils, announced today that it has received API SN certification from the American Petroleum Institute (API) on both 5W-20 and 5W-30 grade passenger car motor oil (PCMO) formulations based on its biosynthetic estolide base oil. According to the 2013 “Lubricants Industry Factbook” published by Lubes’n’Greases magazine, 5W-20 and 5W-30 grade motor oils account for 79% of all PCMO sales in the US.
Biosynthetic Technologies worked with Infineum, a global leader in the manufacturing and marketing of lubricant and fuel additives, to create and test these PCMO formulations. As part of this collaboration, these certified PCMO formulations will be made available to marketers interested in selling ultra-high-performance biosynthetic motor oils.
Engine test data submitted to the API shows these biosynthetic motor oil formulations achieved piston deposit and wear protection ratings among the highest of all PCMO products currently available in the market, demonstrating that BT’s biosynthetic base oils provide performance benefits not typically attainable with petroleum-based products.
“This milestone positions our renewable, biodegradable and non-toxic base oils to make a huge impact in the motor oil sector globally,” says Allen Barbieri, CEO of Biosynthetic Technologies. “Although many major oil and lubricant companies have been testing our products for years and have seen similar results, we now have concrete data supporting these results that can be made public. Furthermore, we now have third-party validation from the oil industry’s most trusted certifying agency, the American Petroleum Institute,” continued Mr. Barbieri.
About Biosynthetic Technologies
Headquartered in Irvine, CA, Biosynthetic Technologies holds exclusive rights to patented technology that converts fatty acids found in plant and animal oils into high-performance synthetic oils that can be used in industrial lubricant, personal care and other chemical sectors. These "biosynthetic" base oils exhibit many superior characteristics compared to petroleum-based lubricant oils. Biosynthetic Technologies is a privately held company funded in part by multiple FT Global 500 companies. First-mover advantage and patented technology make Biosynthetic Technologies a market leader in the sustainable chemicals sector. For more information, visit www.biosynthetic.com.