EcoPower to Sponsor Fortune Brainstorm Green, Raise Awareness of Re-refined Oil's Green Promise - April 26, 2013


RICHARDSON, TX - For the first time in its history, EcoPower is set to sponsor the invitation-only Fortune Brainstorm Green, April 29-May 1, in Laguna Niguel, Calif. EcoPower joins UPS, AT&T, General Motors and other major sponsors of the leading national conference on business and sustainability. EcoPower is engine oil that protects engines and the environment, and is made from recycled and re-refined engine oil.

“The Fortune Brainstorm Green conference brings together some of the most influential leaders in business sustainability,” said Curt Knapp, executive vice president of marketing and oil re-refining for Safety-Kleen, maker of EcoPower. “We look forward to exchanging ideas with this remarkable group about how to make used engine oil a more sustainable environmental solution.”

Every year in the United States, more than 1.4 billion gallons of engine oil are generated. Unfortunately, a majority of that oil is burned for one-time energy use. Safety-Kleen collects over 200 million gallons of used oil a year and then re-refines it to create high-quality lubricants, including EcoPower. The environmental impact is substantial: the process to create EcoPower requires up to 85 percent less energy than engine oil made from virgin crude.  And for every 100 million gallons of greener re-refined engine oil used, we can avoid more than 650 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions – equal to the carbon sequestered by growing over 19 million trees for 10 years in an urban environment.

EcoPower protects engines as well as it protects the environment. In fact, EcoPower meets or exceeds all industry standards for quality as determined by the American Petroleum Institute. Plus, it’s approved by all major engine OEMs.

EcoPower is slated to sponsor the conference again in 2014. “The Fortune Brainstorm Green is a unique event, and we’re proud to be a part of it,” Knapp said.

Visit EcoPower website to learn more.

About EcoPower®                                                                                                 

EcoPower is more than just engine oil. It is part of a much bigger effort by Safety-Kleen, the largest collector and re-refiner of used oil in North America. Each year, Safety-Kleen collects approximately 200 million gallons of used oil. EcoPower doesn’t just conserve resources; it protects them by keeping used motor oil out of our land and ground water, making it truly an oil change for the better. The result is an API-licensed engine oil that meets or exceeds all North American standards for engine protection. For more information about EcoPower, please visit the EcoPower website.

About Safety-Kleen

Safety-Kleen Systems is a leading North American used oil recycling and re-refining, parts cleaning and environmental solutions company, with approximately 4,200 employees serving more than 200,000 customer locations in the  United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Safety-Kleen provides a broad set of environmentally responsible products and services that keep North American businesses in balance with the environment. Safety-Kleen is a wholly owned subsidiary of Clean Harbors, North America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services. For more information about the company, please visit the website.

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