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 are used by lubricant manufacturers to formulate sustainable, environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) without compromising performance.…

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 by the United Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) and is the official journal of Union of…

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 for us to collaborate with other industry leaders, exchange ideas, and stay up-to-date on the…

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 putting the meeting together, and we’re already looking forward to next year in Minneapolis!

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 in the clean energy future, including: congressional policymakers, government agency officials, NGO’s, tribes, and other…

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

With the most recent addition of VBASE base oil grades to the EU Ecolabel LuSC-list, we are announcing our commitment to a VBASE product portfolio that is completely NSF HX-1, USDA BioPreferred, and LuSC list certified.

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. Martin Greaves, PhD VBASE CTO will present the Commercial Marketing Forum Presentation on Tuesday at 2pm entitled “VBASE® OIL Company: Secondary Polyol…

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 River Mur near Graz, Austria. The site is adjacent to an existing bypass channel, which…

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 attendance. Reach out to schedule a face-to-face meeting in Tucson. VBASE® Oils can help you…

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 and weaknesses. Martin also shares about the hybrid nature of the VBASE technology as it combines…

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. The article details the history of development of Hydro T-EL including support received from US…

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, focuses on news from South Carolina’s business community with interviews of many small business owners…

Martin Greaves, PhD named VBASE Oil Company Chief Technology Officer

VBASE Oil Company is proud to announce the addition of Martin Greaves, PhD as 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 company continues to grow. Dr. Greaves has a strong background in leading teams in inventing, developing, and commercializing novel synthetic base fluids and formulations.

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 Kingdom Lubricants Association (UKLA) Ltd and UEIL (Union of the European Lubricants Industry).  The VBASE® Oil Company team enjoyed…

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 for sustainable lubricant solutions.

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 of SC innovators. The Sustainability Award, sponsored by Sonoco, recognizes an organization for an innovative approach…

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, we are pleased expand our base oil line with the addition of two lower viscosity grades.…

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 that will validate the performance of VBASE Hydro T-EL turbine oil under in-service conditions.

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 download the complete VBASE base oil data sheet here.
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.

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 the Department of Energy Waterpower Technology Office. The Porjus Hydroelectric Power Station is Europe’s preeminent…
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 in the storm’s path. Our previously scheduled meetings will be held virtually. Please visit…

ILMA Annual Meeting

Our team is looking forward to the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) Annual Meeting Oct 1-4. Learn more about VBASE’s high performance environmentally acceptable base oils made possible by Secondary Polyol Ester™ technology.

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 process to search and filter products, get further information and order samples.

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 of innovation and technology. InnoVision is the only program of its kind – a grass-roots,…

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 hall, and Zach Hunt presented a technical presentation Thursday entitled, “Traction Coefficient Analysis in Environmentally…

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 Registration Guidelines for Proprietary Substances and Nonfood Compounds. HX-1 status means that VBASE base oils…

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 engagement and growth with the ILMA membership. From, “Our top priority is providing the…

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 the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting May 15-19th! Message the VBASE team…

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 new high performance and environmentally acceptable base oils. ILMA members produce specialized lubricants for a…

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 in the clean energy future, including: congressional policymakers, government agency officials, NGO’s, tribes, and other…

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 Body: SMK confirming the addition of our high performance and environmentally friendly base oil, VBASE…

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 people through a shared focus on sustainability. “We are excited to welcome VBASE Oil Company…

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 of a product’s biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created…

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

Environmentally friendly lubricants for hydropower. VBASE Oil Company's VBASE Hydro T-EL was featured in NHA's Powerhouse Newsletter.

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 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. STLE members are…

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 America’s first and most flexible renewable energy resource to achieve a sustainable, clean and secure…

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