Greenies Can't Beef About This Oil

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
greenies can t beef about this oil

You may not be able to put a tiger in your tank any more, but you can put a cow in your crankcase. Gizmag reports that Green Earth Technologies has introduced G-OIL, a biodegradable motor oil made from beef tallow. The oil will hit the U.S. market next year in a variety of viscosities and performance levels. To jettison your G-OIL, you mix it with G-DISPOSOIL, which breaks the goop down into biodegradable particles. Manufacturing is just as efficient; the company claims they can turn one barrel of animal fat into one barrel of motor oil. Plastic surgeons take note.

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  • Robert Schwartz Robert Schwartz on Nov 07, 2007

    "i wonder if vegetarians and members of peta will be allowed to run this in there cars?" Dude, have you forgotten Castrol? It used to be derived from castor beans. Unfortunately for vegans, it is poisonous.

  • Ryan Knuckles Ryan Knuckles on Nov 08, 2007

    Robert Schwartz : Except vegans nor PETA are exactly "activists" for vegetables (ref: Castrol), but they do kinda get upset when you find new reasons to kill animals. (ref: oil made from cows)

  • Joseph Joseph on Nov 08, 2007

    So, can I get lypo and an oil change at the same time now?

  • Labman Labman on Sep 16, 2008

    Anybody remember me from BITOG? I was forever bad mouthing vegetable oil lubricants because they unsaturated and inherently unstable. Tallow is a completely saturated fat, and highly stable. It is also an ester. I don't see any problems with it as an oil base stock.