GS Caltex launches eco-friendly engine oil Kixx BIO1 0W-20

GS Caltex has announced the launch of Kixx BIO1 0W-20, fully synthetic engine oil made from 100% plant-based base oil to minimize the oil’s impact on the environment while maximizing performance. Formulated with 100% plant-based base oil, Kixx BIO1 0W-20 is the product of Kixx’s partnership with Novvi LLC, a leader in bio-based fuel development. The SynNova Sustainable Synthetic Base Oil (SSBO) manufactured by Novvi is made entirely from renewable feedstocks such as palm, coconut, soy and rapeseed. It is also carbon negative, given that it is made from plants, which absorb more CO2 than the finished product produces.

Kixx BIO1 contributes to better fuel economy, outstanding engine protection and wear prevention. Kixx BIO1 meets and exceeds the latest API SP and ILSAC GF-6 specifications. It is also a USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Certified Bio-based Product, approved to contain 86% bio-based content. USDA Certified Bio-based Product refers to a product approved to be ‘derived from plants and other renewable agricultural materials, providing an alternative to conventional petroleum-derived products.

Kixx BIO1 also comes in sustainably-constructed packaging made from PCR (Post-Consumer Recycled) plastic.

Speaking about the launch of Kixx BIO1, Changbeom Lee, Kixx Marketing Manager, said, “Kixx has worked hard to develop a range of engine oils for the age of Eco-Consciousness. Now, it is expanding its commitment to sustainability with the launch of Kixx BIO1, which presents a way for those drivers who aren’t immediately shifting away from gasoline vehicles to minimize their impact on the environment still.”

Kixx is GS Caltex’s integrated automotive and industrial lubricant brand. GS Caltex was founded in 1967 as Korea’s first private oil refiner. It now operates in 11 countries with a total of 14 branches.