Improvement of our processes, to profitable with sustainability.
To be a reference of excellence and quality in the collection and re-refining of lubricating oils market.
Ethics - Acting in responsibility and transparency.
Commitment - Willingness to learn, proactivity and passion for excellence.
Safety – Occupational and safety responsibility.
Accomplishing our role as an environmentally friendly company, we maintain a continuous technical improvement that guarantees compliance with the current regulations in the country (Brazil).
Within this environmental concept, we participate in educational activities, with partnership in the public and private sectors, developing the culture, for a sustainable behavior and environmental awareness.
From the ecological point of view, Used or Contaminated Lube Oil is a hazardous, toxic and highly polluting waste.
For the purpose of legislation, not only motor oil, but all lubricating oil used in industrial machines, also falls under the category of Used or Contaminated Lube Oil and should be disposed of in accordance with legal regulations.
The impact of lubricating oil on the environment is highly devastating, as one liter of oil is capable of contaminate one million liters of water and once dumped into waterlines like rivers, lakes, oceans and groundwater, Forms a thin superficial layer that blocks the passage of air and light, preventing the oxygenation and photosynthesis.
According to researches, it is estimated that 10% of ocean pollution comes from lubricating oils, and the burning of ten liters of this oil releases into the atmosphere the equivalent of 20g of heavy metals, potentially carcinogenic, such as lead, cadmium, chromium, Mercury, nickel, among others.
With the Resolution 362 of CONAMA*, Re-refine oil became definitively the correct destination for Used or Contaminated Lube Oil.
* Art. 1 of Resolution 362 of CONAMA (Brazilian National Council for the Environment), which replaced Decree 09/93 of the same agency, states: "All lube oil used or contaminated must be collected and finally disposed, does not negatively incurs in the environment and provides the maximum recovery of the constituents contained therein, as provided for in this Resolution.
According to the Environmental Crimes Law No. 9605/98, environmental crime is an unlawful act that incur criminal and civil liability as well.
Through civil liability, national environmental legislation does not require fault to establish liability, if there is a causal connection between the act and the harmful result. Therefore, any company that disposes of used or contaminated oil in the environment, even if it is not guilty, will be responsible for repairing the damage, subject to administrative sanction, upon payment of fine, and may, through the Public Prosecutor's Office, respond judicially for the infraction.
The collection of used or contaminated oil is the responsibility for the producer / importer, who is required to have a contract with a collector authorized by the ANP (Brazilian National Petroleum Agency).
Even though we are in the vanguard of Latin America in legislation on the collection and destination of used lube oils, our country needs to move even further, since estimates show that the developed countries reach 55% of the volume traded.
The technical specifications for the basic oil of first refining, national or imported, are set in the Technical Regulation 004/99, annexed to ANP (Brazilian National Petroleum Agency) Directive No. 129/99.
Technical Regulation 005/99, annexed to ANP (Brazilian National Petroleum Agency) Directive No. 130/99, establishes the characteristics for the various species of re-refined base oil produced in the country.
Through continuous studies and modern technologies, companies have transformed the waste generated by the activity into raw material for the production of asphalt, in the form of waterproofing agents, plastic coatings, and for co-processing in cement kilns.