Around the Industry: Biosynthetic Technologies Achieves API SN Certification
Biosynthetic Technologies (BT), a manufacturer of environmentally acceptable high-performance base oils and lubricants, recently announced it has received API SN certification from the American Petroleum Institute on both 5W-20- and 5W-30-grade passenger car motor oil (PCMO) formulations. The formulations are based on BT’s biosynthetic estolide base oil.
Engine test data submitted to API shows these biosynthetic motor oil formulations achieved piston deposit and wear protection ratings among the highest of all PCMO products currently available on the market.
“This opens a huge market for BT’s bio-based, biodegradable and non-toxic base oils to be used in motor oil formulations around the world,” said 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 test 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.”