With the possibility of fossil fuels running out in our lifetime, Universal Lubricant is looking ahead. Through the re-refining of used motor oil, they’ve created Eco Ultra. With production increasing to 1.5 million gallons, the recycled oil is gaining popularity. Available in the near future on store shelves, using Eco Ultra is comparable to unused fuel and exceeds the fuel requirements of the Society of Automotive Engineers. By using Eco Ultra, the consumer will not only help reduce overall dependance on fossil fuels, but simultaneously lower greenhouse gas emissions. Only 10% of the 1.3 billion gallons of oil used every year in the U.S. is re-refined.
Along with Valvoline NextGen, Eco Ultra provides one solution to dealing with used motor oil. In fact, researchers at the University of Cambridge have further examined the process of recycling used fuel, claiming to have developed a “microwave-heated process” that recycles waste oil into fuel. While complete details have yet to be divulged, the process is said to have “excellent potential.”
Although alternative energy sources are better on the environment, re-refining does contribute to the reduction of the depletion of fossil fuels. Eco Ultra offers a green and sustainable option to consumers who have not been able to take the plunge of buying a new hybrid or electric car.