Bluebonnet Switches to G-Oil Bio-Based Green Bar & Chain Oil

12-21-2010

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative recently took another step in preserving the environment and promoting sustainable business practices by using G-Oil, a Bio-Based Green Bar and Chain Oil in all its chainsaws. Also being initiated is a two-year test program in three of its fleet vehicles using the G-Oil Green Bio-Based Full Synthetic Motor Oil which, according to the manufacturer, Green Earth Technologies, Inc., is the world’s first and only API (American Petroleum Institute) SM Certified Bio Based Motor Oil. The product is distributed by Texas Green Planet Products, based in Austin.

“Using G-Oil in our chainsaws and testing it in our fleet vehicles will have a positive impact on the environment in our service area, particularly since a large portion of it is habitat for the endangered Houston Toad,” said Matt Bentke, Bluebonnet’s chief operating office. “Now, the bar and chain oil from our chainsaws that ends up in the fields, forests and streams will not harm the environment. And if the test program on our three vehicles is successful, it will give us an environmentally friendly option for our entire fleet of gasoline-powered vehicles.”

G-Oil is produced from a blend of nature’s American grown base oils and is rated Ultimate Biodegradable which is the highest biodegradability ranking determined by ASTM Standards (2.1 ASTM D-5864).

In addition to the environmental benefits, G-Oil, as with other synthetic oils, will show operational benefits over traditional, fossil-fuel based motor oils. Synthetic oils typically perform better in high heat or extreme cold environments and in engines that constantly tow heavy loads. This enables engines to run cooler and more efficiently, prolonging engine life and reducing maintenance costs.

For more information about G-Oil, go to getg.com.

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is one of the largest electric cooperatives in Texas and has been serving its members since 1939. Bluebonnet serves 81,000 meters and owns and maintains 11,000 miles of power lines, located across more than 3,800 square miles within 14 Central Texas counties. Bluebonnet’s service area stretches from Travis County to Washington County and from Milam County down to Gonzales County. For more information about Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative go to www.bluebonnetelectric.coop.