Novvi begins 100% renewable base oils production in Deer Park, Texas
Novvi LLC today announced the successful start-up of its Deer Park, Texas, U.S.A. plant, where it is manufacturing and marketing 100% renewable base oils for the lubricants industry, and 100% renewable process oils for polymer, adhesives, and personal care industries.
Novvi added key processing steps and debottlenecked capabilities to make the Deer Park facility a fully stand-alone site and enabled production of these 100% renewable and sustainable product lines. “Through extensive feedback from our customers and partners, we designed these second-generation renewable products with the objective of not only delivering 100% renewability but also ‘best-in-class’ performance”, said Jason Wells, chief technology officer, and co-founder of Novvi.
In lubricants, Novvi also actively engaged automotive OEMs to address their needs to enable future low viscosity 0W-12, and 0W-16 automotive lubricants that also deliver improved performance, reduced carbon footprint, and a more sustainable product life cycle.
In addition, Novvi’s Deer Park plant establishes a technology platform to take its fluids into a range of process oil and fluid applications where crude oil-based fluids are being replaced by renewable, sustainable fluids. This includes fluids for use in electric vehicles, polymers, thermoplastic elastomers, adhesives, personal care, and beauty products as well as a range of wax applications.
“Novvi wishes to recognize the breadth of support we have received from our shareholders, customers, additive partners and others who realized Novvi’s value proposition and unique technology position to bring performance and environmental benefit to us all. The trust and support have now paid off and will enable us to pursue our goal of achieving leadership in renewable oils,” said Jeffrey Brown, president, CEO, and co-founder of Novvi.
A range of renewable base oils, solvents, process oils, and other products are being shipped from the plant now and will continue to ramp up during the remainder of the year.
About Novvi LLC
Novvi LLC is the market leader in renewable oils and is a joint venture of Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), American Refining Group, Inc., Chevron USA. (NYSE: CVX) and H&R USA (H&R), a company of The Hansen & Rosenthal Group, of Hamburg (Germany). Novvi produces targeted hydrocarbon molecules from plant oils for automotive, marine, and industrial lubricants as well as a range of process oils and fluids. Novvi objectives are to design, manufacture, and market the best oils built to-date to meet the demands of the advanced machine world. Learn more at www.Novvi.com.