NexLube plans to begin construction of a used oil re-refinery and blending plant in
Tampa, Florida, using Revivoil technology from Axens and
The facility is expected to process 24 million gal/year of
dehydrated used oil.
The re-refinery unit will produce API Group
II base oil and various grades of motor oil, hydraulic fluid,
transmission fluid and other specialty products after on-site
blending, officials said.
Re-refined products will be marketed in a closed-loop
process, where NexLube will provide its branded products to a
municipality or other customer that has its own fleet of
The fleet uses the branded product and then returns the used
oil to the re-refining plant.
The innovative Revivoil technology was jointly developed
between Axens and Italy-based Viscolube, one of the world's
leading spent lube oil re-refiners.
NexLube selected Revivoil based on commercial
experience and superior yield of high-quality lube oil from
used oil, it said.
Twelve units have been licensed using all or part of the
Revivoil technology, the company said.