The American Le Mans Series has named G-OIL from Green Earth Technologies as the official motor oil of the series and the sanctioning body, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). Unlike conventional petroleum-derived motor oils, G-OIL is made from saturated animal fats which have been processed through dehydrogenation. While the stuff may not be good for people to ingest in any significant quantities, the saturated fats apparently make a good lubricant and G-OIL has similar properties to petroleum oils. G-OIL is claimed to be biodegradable and Green Earth sells all its products in fully recyclable containers.
For the next two years, G-OIL will be used in all of the ALMS/IMSA safety vehicles running at tracks around North America. The press release is after the jump.

[Source: Green Earth Technologies]

PRESS RELEASE:

GREEN EARTH TECHNOLOGIES INKS DEAL NAMING G-OIL™ AS OFFICIAL MOTOR OIL OF THE AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES AND IMSA

Stamford, CT (March 19, 2009) – Green Earth Technologies (Pink Sheets: GETG) announced today that they have signed a two-year contract that will name their Ultimate Biodegradable "green" motor oil, G-OIL™, the official motor oil of The American Le Mans Series and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).

Under the agreement, G-OIL will be used in the Series' official safety trucks, which will also feature the G-OIL logo. The logo will also appear prominently at all Series races. Green Earth Technologies will utilize the American Le Mans Series and IMSA logos on their product packaging, promotions, publicity materials, advertising and on their web site.

"It is a pleasure to partner with the American Le Mans Series as it embarks on its overall green initiative and redefines racing as a socially conscious sport," said Jeffrey Loch, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer. He added, "The Series is synonymous with high performance and aligning G-OIL with those same quality standards, will give consumers the confidence to go green with their own engines."

"Green Earth Technologies' G-OIL and their eco-friendly business model is a perfect match for our series," said American Le Mans Series President and CEO Scott Atherton. "This partnership is perfectly suited for our position as the global leader in green racing which has become a big differentiator for our racing series. We anticipate additional environmentally-focused companies to follow Green Earth Technologies' lead."

G-OIL is the world's lowest petroleum, "eco-friendly," ultimate biodegradable motor oil. Unlike traditional petrochemical-based motor oils from leading manufacturers, Green Earth Technologies' G-OIL is made with American-grown renewable animal fats. These saturated fats, whose molecular single-bond carbon chains are similar to common petroleum oils, have no harsh effects on the environment, and drastically cut our dependence on foreign oil.

This partnership is another significant step in the American Le Mans Series' efforts to be the global leader in green racing. In 2008 they created what has become the Michelin® Green X® Challenge, which awards teams that demonstrate the best overall performance, fuel efficiency and environmental impact during a race. It is also the only racing series in the world in which cars use one of four alternative fuels or energy sources that are virtually the same as the consumer can purchase at a service station.

ABOUT GREEN EARTH TECHNOLOGIES

Green Earth Technologies produces G-branded superior performing totally green products made with American-Grown Base Oils that utilize the power of nanotechnology to deliver environmentally friendly products with no compromise... meaning, consumers can now "do their part" without having to give up performance or value: Save the Earth – Sacrifice Nothing. GET products are now available at Home Depot, VIP, National Auto, Fred Meyer, ,Kroger, Albertson's participating ACE & True Value dealers, California Hardware, Redners, Trader Horns, The Andersons, Biggs, Bennett Auto, Frank's Auto Supermarket and Amazon.com. Please visit www.getg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about GET and its brands.

ABOUT AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES

The American Le Mans Series (www.americanlemans.com), based in Braselton, GA, is the world's top sports car series and is recognized as the Global Leader in Green Racing. In the tradition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, four classes of cars – two prototype and two GT classes – race on the track at the same time to create compelling race action and constant passing. All cars in the Series race on one of four alternative fuels: clean sulfur-free diesel, cellulosic E85, E10 or gas-electric hybrid. The Series has more automobile marquees involved than any other major race series in the world as manufacturers develop relevant technologies on track that transfer directly to the customer showroom. It operates a 10-race schedule in top markets throughout North America.






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