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G-Oil bio-based motor oil now available for cars

Manufacturer of bio-based motor oil is given the green light, and deals with major retailers seem likely, but the real test will be whether U.S. drivers buy it.

By October 29, 2009


iPhone 'oil paintings' created from screen smudges

J.K. Keller turns a greasy iPhone screen into an unusual set of art pieces that are both fascinating and gross at the same time.

By September 17, 2012


G-Oil for a guilt-free oil change?

Connecticut-based Green Earth Technologies says more than 90 percent of its motor oil, made partially from animal fat, will biodegrade in just nine days. It's not ready for cars, though.

By February 12, 2009


Top Google result for 'oil spill' bought by BP

In attempt to control what information people get about its oil spill, BP buys the top Google ad result. The company claims in the result copy that it is "helping."

By June 8, 2010


Green oil, fuels adopted by IMSA's U.S. Le Mans

Racing entity that includes Porsche and Ferrari implements green oil and fuel options. G-Oil, made from renewable animal fats, is a now the official motor oil.

By March 20, 2009


'Green' motor oil shipping to stores

G Oil, made from waste animal fats instead of fossil fuels, is due to reach the shelves of national retailers this spring.

By February 29, 2008


Generator maker sees used motor oil potential

Popular Science winner snags deal with company to develop a generator engine that runs on used motor oil.

By January 14, 2010


Less toxic oil dispersants sought for Gulf spill

The EPA is pressuring BP to use a different dispersant to break up oil in the Gulf spill, but less toxic alternatives might not be available in the quantities needed.

By May 25, 2010


At Google I/O, developers are all in

Google's innovations and attitude at its annual I/O confab seemed to get a big thumbs-up from the developers in attendance.

By June 26, 2014


Get the most out of the Galaxy S5's camera

Explore the handful of new camera and photo-editing options featured in the Samsung Galaxy S5 that will give your photos that extra oomph.

By April 18, 2014