Environment and sustainable development: Meeting new challenges
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.
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 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.
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.