NexLube to build used oil re-refinery in Florida with technology input from Axens, Viscolube
NexLube plans to begin construction of a used oil re-refinery and blending plant in Tampa, Florida, using Revivoil technology from Axens and Viscolube.
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 vehicles.
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.
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