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 USDA Biopreferred and certified NSF HX-1 for use in food grade lubricants.

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).

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High VI and High Shear Stability Enable Reduced Flow Losses and Viscous Drag  Learn More

Excellent Thermo-Oxidative Stability, Varnish Resistance, and Hydrolytic Stability  Learn More

Broad Compatibility with Fluids, Coatings, and Seals  Learn More

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

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

  • Service to Formulators

    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 support to bring your formulation to market.

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Our Planet

Sustainability and Circular Economy
The desire for sustainable solutions for companies in every industry has never been greater, but sustainability is about more than just being safe for our environment. By developing VBASE® oils with improved efficiency and greater stability, oil lifetimes are extended and waste reduced. Sustainable oils also reduce fuel consumption and emissions by increasing overall equipment efficiency. At the end of oil life, VBASE® plans to work with our customers to bring used oil back for reconditioning, repurposing, or remanufacturing. Work to develop methods to maximize reused content in remanufactured oils is ongoing.

As VBASE® grows, it is our goal to develop a supply chain that minimizes environmental impacts of transportation and distribution while maximizing positive effects on local economies by manufacturing in region and sourcing local natural feedstocks.

VBASE Base Oils Enable Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants
VBASE® base oils deliver the highest performance and greatest energy savings without compromising our environment. This new family of products enables the use of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) in many environmentally sensitive areas such as hydropower plants, agricultural & forestry equipment, and marine environments.

VBASE® base oils are biobased (renewable carbon >50%), are readily biodegradable (>60% by OECD 301B), non-toxic (OECD 201, OECD 202, OECD 203, OECD 236), and non-bioaccumulating (OECD 117).

In addition, VBASE base oils are NSF HX-1 and thus suitable for formulation of H1 lubricants for use in and around food processing areas. VBASE 68SLV has been certified EU Ecolabel LuSC List and other base oil certifications are anticipated in the coming months. 

Added to EU Ecolabel LuSC-list (VBASE 68SLV - March 2022). View the press release and further information HERE.

News Feed

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.

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 ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...