Respecting persons, safety and ecosystem protection is central to Total Lubricants' preoccupations.
Biolubricants: Environment protection and effectiveness
Environmental protection and sustainable development rank high among public concerns.
TOTAL's awareness of these issues has led it to develop a range of biodegradable lubricants for use mainly in applications where product leak or accidental spill could cause a direct environmental impact (as in foresty and agriculture, mountain, water, public works and industry...)
The main feature which makes these products unique is their ability to self distruct, leaving virtually no trace of pollution.
Low SAPS lubricants
Global warming, and to a broader extent fight against pollution, has led an automotive industry revolution. Carbon dioxide or exhaust gaz decreases are becoming first priority challenges. TOTAL Lubricants has been supporting this ecological trend from its very beginning and made numerous investments in Research and Development. Today the new generation of Low SAPS lubricants, compatible with post-treatment systems, is brought to market.
Total Fuel Economy: Lower fuel consumption for a better environment
The - Fuel Economy - lube oil range is designed with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions through limiting engine friction. Indeed, frictional contact at metal/metal surfaces generates power losses and wastes fuel.
Used oils are only slightly biodegradable; their disposal in the natural environment is therefore hazardous for natural systems .used oils thrown into any waterbody will reduce the amount of oxygen available for the flora and fauna.
Used oils must be handed over to one of the following professionals:
Used oils are divided into two categories:
Product life cycle
"Life Cycle Analysis methodology is used for identifying and reducing the impact of our lubricants on the environment. With this approach, respect for the environment may be built into the design of new consumer products, right from the start."
Olivier DAUTREBANDE Director for Sustainable Development
Wind power: Wind under Total's wings
One of Total's initiatives to promote renewable energy sources involves experiments with five wind turbines on a farm near Dunkirk in Northern France. The full-scale test-bed should lead to ther certification of lubricants which Total has engineered for this specific application.
QUARTZ INEO enables the engine to reduce polluting gas emissions by 50%
Low SAPS lubricant contain a reduced proportion of sulphated ash, phosphorus and sulphur.
Formulated with an all-new generation of additives, the QUARTZ INEO range considerably increases the efficiency of anti-pollution systems, particularly Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF): the content of metallic components is reduced by 50%, which serves to increase the life span and efficiency of the DPF.