Enva and STR Tecoil announce ULO Mutual Supply Agreement

Enva and STR Tecoil announce ULO Mutual Supply Agreement

Enva and STR Tecoil are pleased to announce that they have entered into a mutual supply agreement, which will see Enva supply over 10 million litres per annum of used lubricating oil (ULO) to STR Tecoil for re-refining back to base oils for new lubricants.  

STR Tecoil use the best available technology to re-refine ULO back to base lubricants achieving the highest possible Standard (Group II+/III). These base oils are then used to blend finished lubricating oils for vehicles and other industrial applications.

Re-refining ULO and displacing virgin base oils reduces pressure on the Earth’s natural resources while also realising significant carbon dioxide savings over the production of lubricants from virgin crude oil.  The "green" hydrogen used in the manufacturing process is produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen using renewable electricity from wind farms.

Gareth Lowry, Commercial Manager at Enva said, “We are pleased to supply used lubricating oil for recycling in such an environmentally beneficial manner. Modern re-refining is an important part of our downstream market, and this agreement is a continuation of our commitment to re-refining which has seen us recycle 115 million litres over the last 10 years.”

Jana Philipp, Director Procurement at STR Tecoil said, “We are pleased to have secured this used lubricating oil from the UK. From our past experience of working with Enva we know their quality controls are very high, this enables us to maximise the environmental and operational efficiency of our processes, further reducing GHG emissions.”

ULO is produced across a wide variety of sectors including automotive, agricultural, transport, industrial, municipal and marine. Enva alone serves some 12,000 waste oil customers across the UK and Ireland, collecting and transporting 70 million litres of ULO every year to our strategically located depots and processing facilities.

Read more in our Sustainability Report 2021: Sustainability Report 2021 (enva.com)