Dr. Paula Vettel – Renewable Group III+ Base Oils for Automotive and Industrial Lubricant Applications


Renewable Group III+ base oils allow formulators to achieve important performance targets in engine oils, transmission and gear oils, hydraulic fluids, compressor oils and more. This presentation will give an overview of Renewable Group III+ base oils.


Dr. Paula Vettel is Technical Director, Formulations and Regulatory, at Novvi LLC. She has a Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She had 11 years of experience with Amoco Petroleum Additives in the research and development of engine oil additives and formulation development and 16 years research experience with D.A. Stuart Company in the areas of automotive and industrial gear oils, hydraulic fluids, straight oils, forging compounds, and mining hydraulic fluids. She has been with Novvi LLC, in Emeryville, California, U.S.A., for eight years, developing new industrial and automotive lubricants using renewable synthetic base oils. Paula is an active member of ASTM, STLE, SAE, and ACS.

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