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.
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.
Turbines, monitoring, and installation services from Southwest Windpower are now offered in certain states, though the software is PC only.
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.
Popular Science winner snags deal with company to develop a generator engine that runs on used motor oil.
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.
G Oil, made from waste animal fats instead of fossil fuels, is due to reach the shelves of national retailers this spring.
New high-endurance motor oil made from animal fat is 100-percent biodegradable.