The virtuous circle of regeneration
Regeneration also has a high yield: from 100 kg of dehydrated used oil, about 75 kg of regenerated base oil and about 20 kg of gasoil and bitumen are obtained, thus allowing significant savings on the Italian energy bill. About 30% of the market of lubricant bases in Italy consists of regenerated bases.
The new European legislation lays down clear and stringent rules in waste management to minimize the negative consequences on human health and the environment. This directive recognizes the priority of recycling in waste management.
The levels reached by the supply chain in over 35 years of activity are considered a model by all other waste recovery consortia: over 5.7 mln/tons of used oil collected, 5.1 mln/tons of used oil sent to regeneration. The regeneration of used lubricating oil has allowed Italy, up to now, to save 3 billion euros for fewer oil imports. The work of the waste oil supply chain has not gone unnoticed abroad and has become a best practice making the Italian model exportable in all those advanced economies where the” problem of used lubricating oil” is particularly significant.