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Castrol EDGE BIO-SYNTHETIC and MAGNATEC BIO-SYNTHETIC

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Castrol EDGE BIO-SYNTHETIC and MAGNATEC BIO-SYNTHETIC
ALC carbon outcome Offsetting carbon produced
Geographic scope North America, Australia and China
GHG saved/offset

180 tonnes CO₂e [Dec 2017-Nov 2018]

Information on methodology and/or basis

Innovative technology that takes oil from plants and combines it with traditional fossil-fuel based oils is helping BP’s lubricants business increase the amount of renewable materials that we can use to make our engine oils.


In 2017, we launched Castrol EDGE BIO-SYNTHETIC and in 2018 Castrol MAGNATEC BIO-SYNTHETIC which are made with 25% sugarcane-derived oil compounds. Both have been validated using industry-approved tests and meet US government bio-based product criteria1 . The oils have also been certified as carbon neutral to the BSI PAS 2060 standard. 


Castrol assessed the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of these products against the criteria set by Greenhouse Gas Protocol, an organization that supplies the world’s most widely used GHG accounting standards. We also made a commitment to reduce emissions throughout their life cycle. This includes the emissions associated with their production, packaging and distribution. Residual emissions are offset through BP Target Neutral, our carbon offsetting programme.


Both products deliver a comparable performance to their non-bio-derived equivalents allowing consumers to choose a renewable and carbon neutral alternative, without compromising on performance.

 

1https://www.biopreferred.gov/BPResources/files/BioPreferredBrandGuide_2012.pdf