TotalEnergies launches OEM-approved premium lubricants from re-refined oils
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TotalEnergies launches OEM-approved premium lubricants from re-refined oils

TotalEnergies Lubrifiants has announced a groundbreaking achievement with the launch of Quartz EV3R, the first range of lubricants made from regenerated base oils that match the performance of conventional oils. This innovative product line has received approval from several major car manufacturers, marking a significant milestone in the automotive industry.

A lubricant typically consists of a mix of base oils and additives. For the Quartz EV3R range, TotalEnergies Lubrifiants’ R&D teams have meticulously selected high-quality regenerated base oils. These oils not only replace conventional base oils but also maintain the same high performance, resulting in eco-friendly lubricants that do not compromise on quality.

This new range is a testament to TotalEnergies Lubrifiants’ commitment to eco-design and the 3R concept (Reduce, Reuse, Regenerate), promoting responsible management of end-of-life products and reducing waste. Additionally, the packaging for the 1 litre (L) and 5L bottles of these lubricants is made from 50% recycled plastic.

Expanding the range

Following the introduction of Quartz EV3R 10W-40 for passenger cars, TotalEnergies plans to expand the range in 2025 with additional viscosity grades. The company will also launch Rubia EV3R 15W-40 and 10W-30 for heavy-duty vehicles in the summer of 2024.

Pierre Duhot, senior vice president of Lubricants and Specialties at TotalEnergies, expressed pride in the new product line: โ€œWe are proud to launch this Quartz EV3R range. TotalEnergies Lubrifiants is committed to accelerating the market’s transformation towards sustainability without compromising on performance and is leading the way with this first manufacturer-approved high-performance circular economy lubricants range.โ€

About TotalEnergies Lubrifiants

TotalEnergies is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of lubricants, operating 42 production sites worldwide and employing over 5,800 people in 160 countries. The Lubricants division offers innovative, high-performance, and environmentally friendly products and services, developed by its R&D centers staffed by more than 130 researchers. TotalEnergies Lubrifiants is a key partner for the automotive, industrial, and marine markets.

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a global integrated energy company that produces and markets various forms of energy, including oil, biofuels, natural gas, green gases, renewables, and electricity. With more than 100,000 employees in approximately 120 countries, TotalEnergies is dedicated to providing energy that is more reliable, affordable, and sustainable. The company places sustainability at the heart of its strategy, projects, and operations.