New Molecules Engineered for Performance

In collaboration with the USDA, Biosynthetic Technologies has patented a new class of ester molecules that make biobased synthetic motor oils and lubricants a reality. In engine testing, our synthetic oils have proven to make engines run cleaner and last longer, and provide better fuel economy. This is where high performance and sustainability converge.

The Dawn of Biosynthetics

Sustainable base oils from Biosynthetic Technologies are engineered from organic oils found in plants - protecting the environment and benefiting the U.S. economy.

High Performance Renewable Motor Oil

Synthetic motor oil ingredients engineered to outperform most petroleum-based products available on the market. Major motor oil manufacturers call it the future. The American Petroleum Institute calls it certified. You'll call it the best high performance crankcase oil you've ever used.

Silent Oil Spills

Over 500 million gallons of used motor oil and other lubricant oils are quietly dumped in the world's oceans each year - the equivalent of an oil tanker-sized spill every single week. How do we remedy this? The solution is to start with motor oil that is biodegradable, renewable, nontoxic and recyclable. Welcome to a cleaner world.

About Our Company

We manufacture a revolutionary new class of biobased synthetic oils that are created from organic oils found in plants. These "biosynthetic" oils are used as ingredients in lubricants, specialty chemicals, and cosmetics.

Technical Data

Global Chemical Registration

Our products are all independently tested and pass the highest industry standards.

Environmental Benefits

Until now, protecting the environment AND protecting your engine have been mutually exclusive. Our biosynthetic oils, initially developed by scientists at the USDA, are not only high performing – they're renewable, biodegradable, nontoxic and recyclable.

The 10 largest and most destructive oil spills in the history of the world released just slightly more petroleum into the environment than US drivers do every year just through their routine daily commute. "Houston, we have a problem..." Fortunately, Biosynthetic Technologies has engineered a solution.

Our Partners

We partner with the world's leading energy, technology, engineering, and distribution companies to bring our biosynthetic products to market.


Explore the impact of renewable and sustainable biosynthetic oil products.

New Developments

Demo Plant Operation

Working with Albemarle®, a leading specialty chemical company, BT successfully built a demonstration plant that has been in operation since 2013. The demo plant is based on the highly efficient continuous process, including all recycle streams and unit operations. Click here for more info.

Certified Passenger Car Motor Oil

Biosynthetic Technologies has successfully received API SN-RC (ILSAC GF-5) approval for both a Biosynthetic 5W-30 and 5W-20 motor oil. Parties interested in licensing contact Bruce Marley at 949-390-5921. Click here for full test results.

Field Trial Successfully Completed

Biosynthetic Technologies (BT) successfully completed a 200,000 mile field trial using a biosynthetic motor oil which showed significantly enhanced levels of engine cleanliness.

3.05% Fuel Economy Gain

The fuel economy attributes of Biosynthetic Base Oil are demonstrated by the results of a recent Mercedes Benz M111 Fuel Economy Test in which a Biosynthetic SAE 5W-30 motor oil formulation achieved a 3.05% fuel economy gain compared to the industry reference oil.

BioPreferred Certification

Biosynthetic Base Oil is biodegradable, non-toxic and non-bioaccumulative meeting base oil standards of the U.S. EPA’s Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs). It’s also renewable. We’re pleased to be on the USDA’s BioPreferred List, where motor oil was recently featured as the product category of the month.

Engine Cleanliness

Engine test data from a 150,000 mile (241,402 km) taxi field trial in Las Vegas, under severe stop and go conditions showed Biosynthetic motor oil formulations had far less varnish and demonstrated that Biosynthetic Base Oils provide performance benefits not attainable with petroleum-based products alone. Click here for details.