Company turning cow fat into motor oil

Jan. 20, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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OVIEDO, Fla., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A Connecticut company that turns cow fat into motor oil says it's greasing engines from Florida to California, including cars in the American Le Mans.

The city of Oviedo, Fla., has become the latest customer of Green Earth Technologies of Stamford, Conn., The Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel reported Wednesday.

The company's G-OIL has no odor, is similar in cost to regular motor oil and performs as well as its petroleum-based competitor, said Jeff Loch, who founded Green Earth in 2007.

The American Petroleum Institute has approved G-OIL for use in cars and it's also being used in some soaps, cosmetics, mildew removers, lighter fluid and pest-control products, said Loch, who calls G-OIL a biodegradable and renewable resource processed in the United States.

Schenectady County, N.Y., is using G-OIL in its cars and American Le Mans has named G-Oil the official motor oil for its racing series that promotes green technology.

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