No Compromise.

Sustainable and High-Performance Base Oils

All Performance.

No Compromise.

Sustainable and High-Performance Base Oils

VBASE Base Oils

Meet your sustainability goals without compromising performance.

Built for sustainable and circular practices, VBASE® Oil Company produces synthetic ester base oils and lubricants that outperform traditional products but are biobased, biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-bioaccumulating. VBASE® base oils are certified USDA BioPreferred, EU Ecolabel LuSC-list, and NSF HX-1.

Based on new Secondary Polyol Ester™ technology, VBASE base oils provide exceptional hydrolytic stability, efficiency, and compatibility to enable the formulation of high-performance Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs).

High VI and Excellent Low Temperature Properties
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Excellent Thermo-Oxidative Stability, Varnish Resistance, and Hydrolytic Stability  

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Broad Compatibility with Fluids, Coatings, and Seals. Learn more about VBASE technology.

View detailed Coating Compatibility Data and Seal Compatibility Data.

Bio-based, Biodegradable, Non-Toxic, Non-bioaccumulating

LuSC-list, NSF HX-1  Learn More

Validated Raw Material Supplies and Production Capabilities for Bulk Supply  Learn More

Enhanced Safety Without Compromising Performance.  View Fire Resistance Data.

Sales and Support

We work closely with blenders and formulators to harness the enhanced performance of VBASE® base oils in their environmentally acceptable lubricants. 

  • Service to Formulators and OEMs

    We understand developing a lubricant with a new base oil is a commitment on our customers' part, and we are prepared to meet that commitment with a high level of technical support by providing testing and characterization.


    Reach out for samples and let us help you bring your formulation to market.

Hydropower Turbine
Steam & Gas Turbine
Universal Tractor Fluid

News Feed

Sea-Land Chemical Named Exclusive North American Distributor of VBASE Secondary Polyol Ester™ Base Oils

View VBASE Oil and Sea-Land Press Release VBASE Oil Company announced Sea-Land Chemical Company, a specialty chemical distributor, will distribute its portfolio of environmentally friendly high performance, proprietary synthetic ester base oils in North America, effective immediately. VBASE® base oils ...

Lube Magazine Interview – CEO, Dr. Jeff DiMaio

Check out the Editor Interview with VBASE CEO, Dr. Jeff DiMaio in this month's Lube Magazine. Special thank you to Editor, Lady Tina Reading, and the whole team at Lube Magazine. Lube Magazine is the European Lubricant's Industry Magazine published ...

VBASE Oil Company Newest UKLA Member

VBASE Oil Company is proud to announce its membership in the United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA). According to Dr. Jeff DiMaio, CEO of VBASE Oil Company, "We are thrilled to become a member of UKLA. It is a great opportunity ...

Great week at STLE Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers in Long Beach, CA did not disappoint! Great connections and plenty of interest in VBASE's sustainable and high performance Secondary Polyol Esters™. The STLE team did an incredible job ...

Waterpower Week in DC

Meet up with VBASE CEO, Dr. Jeff DiMaio, in DC this week at the National Hydropower Association's Waterpower Week. Waterpower Week 2023 brings asset owners, developers, and other waterpower industry organizations face-to-face with those affecting the resource to discuss waterpower’s role ...

Press Release: VBASE Committed to Offering Entire Portfolio of Base Oils as USDA BioPreferred, NSF HX-1, and LuSC-List

Download Press Release here. The full suite of VBASE base oil viscosity grades (ISO VG 32-100) are now on the EU Ecolabel LuSC-list. All VBASE base oils already achieved USDA BioPreferred status indicating percentage of biocontent. In addition, all VBASE ...

VBASE is Exhibiting at STLE Annual Meeting in Long Beach (Booth 726)

Learn more the hybrid nature of the new VBASE technology at STLE in May. Our team will be exhibiting at Booth 726 and presenting at the Commercial Marketing Forum on Tuesday at 2pm. Reach out to schedule a meeting Martin ...

Fuels and Lubes Features VBASE LuSC list news

Fuels and Lubes shared the news that all of the VBASE base oils are now on the EU Ecolabel's LuSC list in the F&L daily newsletter, homepage, and in a short article. Read press release here.

VBASE oil in Natel Energy Turbine in Austria

We are proud to share that Natel Energy is using VBASE’s environmentally friendly turbine lubricant, Hydro T-EL™, in a Restoration Hydro Turbine (RHT) near Graz, Austria. The Sauerbrunn Hydro Project is located on the Mühlgang, a small tributary of the ...

VBASE Oil at ILMA Engage in Tucson

Build high performance sustainable lubricants with VBASE base oils. Connect with the our team at ILMA Engage in Tucson April 20-22 to learn more. Scott Hunter, our VP of Business Development, and Zach Hunt, Technical Sales Lead will be in ...

Lubrication Expert Interview with VBASE Oil CTO, Dr. Martin Greaves Lubrication Expert's Rafe Britton interviewed VBASE CTO, Dr. Martin Greaves as part of the Lubrication Explained YouTube series. In this video and podcast, Martin draws on his years of experience with polyalkylene glycol (PAG) lubricants and explains their strengths ...

VBASE Hydro T-EL featured in Hydro Leader Magazine

VBASE Oil's Technical Sales Lead, Zach Hunt, and CEO, Jeff DiMaio, PhD, were interviewed in an article in the February Issue of Hydro Leader Magazine explaining the benefits of Hydro T-EL as a high performance and sustainable hydropower turbine lubricant. ...

Lube Media covers Greaves as new CTO

VBASE Oil Co. CEO, Jeff DiMaio interview on SC Business Review

Be sure to check out the South Carolina Business Review on SC Public Radio on Wednesday, March 8th at 7:51am ET for a short interview with VBASE Oil Company CEO, Jeff DiMaio, PhD. The South Carolina Business Review, with host Mike Switzer, ...

Martin Greaves, PhD named VBASE Oil Company Chief Technology Officer

We are proud to announce the addition of Martin Greaves, PhD as VBASE® Oil Company Chief Technology Officer. Martin's expertise gained over his 25 years of experience in technical leadership positions within the lubricant industry will be invaluable as our ...

Great week at Argus Global Base Oils Conference

Great meetings in London at the Argus Global Base Oils Conference last week! It was ideal timing to continue to grow our European business as our sustainable base oil technology was detailed in this month's feature article in Lube Magazine published by United ...

LUBE-TECH Feature in Lube Magazine

Read the LUBE-TECH feature in LUBE Magazine to learn more about the ‘Designed for Sustainability’ approach that led to VBASE: a new class of hybrid synthetic base oils offering the outstanding functional performance of PAGs and excellent environmental properties of esters.

VBASE at Argus Global Base Oils Conference in London

The VBASE team is excited to be attending the Argus Global Base Oils Conference in London Feb 20-22 as we continue to grow our global reach. From our discussions so far, we are excited to hear that attendees are clamoring ...

VBASE Oil Receives InnoVision Award

VBASE Oil Company is honored to have been awarded the 2022 InnoVision Sustainability Award presented on November 15th. The InnoVision Awards program is committed to fostering the growth of South Carolina's innovation economy and showcasing the world-class capabilities and accomplishments ...

Lube Media – Industry News

Europe's Lube Media picked up the VBASE news regarding our expanded product portfolio, "VBASE Expands Base Oils Offerings." "With excellent feedback from industry on the performance of our current line of high viscosity base oils and in response to customer requests, ...

VBASE in STLE’s TLT Magazine

Be sure to read the VBASE article in the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineer's TLT Magazine to learn more about the molecule enabling the performance of  VBASE base oils.

Great week at Clean Currents in Sacramento

Great week with the fabulous folks at the National Hydropower Association's Clean Currents event in Sacramento. We enjoyed the opportunity to share about the upcoming Field Trials at the Porjus Hydropower Centre Foundation, a joint collaboration between Andritz, GE Renewable Energy, and Vattenfall ...

32S and 46U VBASE Base Oils Announced

The VBASE family is growing! Two new base oil viscosity grades, 32S and 46U, are now available to enable to formulation of environmentally acceptable lubricants for a wider range of applications. Visit the Base Oils page for further information and ...
VBASE Fire Resistance Data

Fire Resistance Data Released

VBASE base oils offer fire resistance without compromising on lubricating performance or environmental acceptability. VBASE base oils inherent fire resistance allows formulators to produce fire resistant lubricants that can achieve Factory Mutual certification. Fire resistant lubricants are critical for use ...

Hydro T-EL Field Trials on the U9 turbine at the Porjus Hydroelectric Power Station in Sweden

VBASE Oil Company is pumped for the opportunity to trial our Hydro T-EL turbine oil on the U9 turbine at the Porjus Hydroelectric Power Station. VBASE Hydro T-EL was developed by our parent company, Tetramer Technologies, with funding support from ...
ILMA canceled

ILMA Annual Meeting Cancelled

The ILMA Annual Meeting scheduled for Oct 1-4 has been canceled due to the impact of Hurricane Ian. We are disappointed to miss out on connecting with fellow members of ILMA, but our thoughts and prayers are with the people ...

ILMA Annual Meeting

Our team is looking forward to the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) Annual Meeting Oct 1-4. Click to Schedule a meeting with the VBASE Team Learn more about VBASE's high performance environmentally acceptable base oils made possible by Secondary Polyol ...

Video Day!

Our team had a great time yesterday with the crew from Foundry who came out to tell the story of VBASE Oil Company for the Sustainability InnoVision Awards!

Aug. 24th – National Hydropower Day!

Celebrating Hydro today! VBASE is proud to be a part of this important industry. Hydro T-EL, our environmentally friendly and high performance lubricant designed specifically for hydropower, is helping to make this green energy industry even greener!

VBASE Partners with Knowde

VBASE Oil Company will soon launch a storefront on Knowde, the world's premier e-commerce site for chemicals, polymers and ingredients.  This digital storefront gives our customers instant access to the company's product portfolio and expertise, offering potential customers a simple ...

VBASE Oil Company: InnoVision Award Finalist

VBASE Oil Company is honored to have been selected as a finalist in the Sustainability category for the development of our sustainable, high performance base oils. InnoVision Awards, established in 1999, is South Carolina’s premier organization dedicated to the advancement ...

Great week at STLE 2022

Great time at the STLE Annual Meeting in Orlando. Jeff DiMaio presented a Commercial Marketing Forum talk on Monday to go over some of the details of VBASE performance, we enjoyed 3 days of connecting with customers in the exhibit ...

All VBASE Base Oils are HX-1: Safe for Use in Food-grade Lubricants

VBASE base oils are ideal for a variety of demanding applications, but they also meet stringent safety requirements to be components in food safe lubricants. VBASE® Oil Company's base oils have achieved HX-1 registration status according to the NSF International ...

VBASE Oil Company joins the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA)

VBASE Oil Company has been accepted as a new member of the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA). ILMA members produce specialized lubricants for a variety of industries and the VBASE team is proud to join. We look forward to further ...

VBASE at STLE 2022

Are you trying to build an environmentally friendly lubricant that doesn't compromise on performance? Come see us to learn how new VBASE base oils can get you there. We're excited to be presenting, exhibiting, and connecting with industry professionals at ...

VBASE at ILMA Engage

VBASE Oil Company is proud to participate in ILMA Engage hosted by ILMA (Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association) in Fort Lauderdale this week. Reach out to Zach Hunt to meet up at the event or connect with our team here at to learn more about our ...

NHA’s Waterpower Week

VBASE Oil Company President, Jeff DiMaio, will be at the National Hydropower Association's Waterpower Week in DC this week. Waterpower Week 2022 brings asset owners, developers, and other waterpower industry organizations face-to-face with those affecting the resource to discuss waterpower’s role ...

Press Release: EU Ecolabel LuSC-List Approves VBASE 68SLV

March 30, 2022 (Pendleton, SC, USA) – VBASE® Oil Company is pleased to announce our base oil has been added to the LuSC-list, indicating it is safe for the environment. We received the Letter of Compliance from the Netherlands Competent ...

VBASE Oil Company Joins Sustain SC

VBASE® Oil Company is proud to be among the newest members of the Business Member Network in Sustain SC. Launched in 2021, Sustain SC seeks to connect businesses who want to advance the state of South Carolina’s economy, environment, and ...

Press Release: VBASE Oil Company Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Pendleton, SC. — VBASE Oil Company has earned the right to display the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label on our oils. This label provides verification of the percentage of biobased content in a product. Third-party verification ...

VBASE/Tetramer Sustainable Hydropower Lubricant Development Featured by the National Hydropower Association (NHA)

Tetramer Principal Investigator Zach Hunt was interviewed by Nate Rivi, Junior Communications Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy, for an article entitled, "Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants: Advancing to Commercialization." Featured in this week's National Hydropower Association's Powerhouse newsletter, Mr. Hunt detailed the ...

VBASE Oil Co. at Booth 1327 – NHA Clean Currents Oct 20-22

  VBASE Oil Co. will be introducing the fully formulated hydropower turbine oil, VBASE Hydro T-EL, at the National Hydropower Association's Clean Currents Oct. 20-22 in Atlanta.

VBASE Oil Company STLE Member

VBASE Oil Company is a proud corporate member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers ( The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 13,000 individuals and 250 ...

VBASE is proud to announce membership in National Hydropower Association (NHA)

VBASE Oil Company is proud new member in the National Hydropower Association (NHA). NHA is a nonprofit national association dedicated exclusively to preserving and expanding clean, renewable, affordable hydropower and marine energy. NHA VISION: Hydropower, in all its forms, is valued as ...