Green revolution in auto-industry

April 14, 2009 at 4:20 am Leave a comment

Firestone Autocare shops in two American States are test marketing the use of twice-refined, used motor oil during routine car servicing.

The mind boggles that sufficient oil is available for collection, re-refining, and distribution to justify the program.

However, economics will determine whether the program is ultimately successful or not.

Recycling used oil uses 85% less energy than processing oil from new, Firestone executives claim. Many parallels to recycling tyres by retreading them can be drawn.

Good on them for having a go.

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