Minimizing our Environmental Impact.
At Universal Lubricants our commitment to the environment goes beyond being the nation’s leader in re-refined motor oil. We examine functions throughout our business to find ways to reduce our environmental footprint. We reduce the amount of toxins going back into the environment. Our re-refining process produces a high-quality, Group II base lube stock for direct sale or blending into our Universal ECO ULTRA line of products.
Other attributes and products produced by the re-refining process include:
Flux extender — a byproduct used to enhance asphalt products
Fuel products — for internal and/or third-party use
Treated water — our state-of-the-art in-house waste water treatment facility is made available to the city of Wichita
Finished products meet requirements for Group II base lube stock
Re-refined oils that meet the American Petroleum Institute standards
API standards also meet warranty requirements for new automobiles
Major automobile manufacturers openly accept the use of API-approved lubricating oils made with re-refined base stock: Ford, GM, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Mercedes
Of all the material extracted through the re-refining process, Universal is pleased to report that only 1/10 of 1% is unable to be re-purposed. This small amount is disposed of in strict accordance with hazardous material guidelines.
“Re-refining motor oil reduces the environmental footprint, with less energy consumption. We are also the only refinery with a true closed-loop process, in which waste from one industry gets used by another industry.”
– Joseph Franceschi, Universal Lubricants, LLC Engineer
From our headquarters in Wichita, KS – the site of our 12-million-gallon re-refinery – we distribute premium, re-refined oil to locations throughout the country. A total of 36 facilities in 16 states provide support to our closed loop business model.