The circular economy’s newest innovation has been unveiled by Pentas Flora Group, a company that has been managing scheduled waste management for the past ten years. The recently announced Re-refined Eco-Base Oil (EBO) by Pentas Flora created an eye-opening moment for everyone at this distinguished event, which was held at the EQ Hotel in Kuala Lumpur with a variety of attendees from the automotive, oil & gas, and banking industries.

From left: Datuk Mohammad Pintaz Badar; Dr. Ng Ee Chin, Head of Laboratory of Pentas Flora Group; Dr. Ernest H. Henderson; and Mr Oon Kin Seng. | NHA File Photo

Re-refined oil is used motor oil that has undergone a protracted re-refining process to eliminate impurities and provide a base oil that is as good as new. After being sold to blenders, this base oil is used to create lubricants like motor oil, transmission fluid, and grease by adding additive packages.

Re-refined oil undergoes rigorous processing, filtering, distillation, and dehydration to remove both soluble and insoluble contaminants, in contrast to recycled oil, which only has its soluble impurities like dirt and heavy metals removed. In summary, re-refined oil is cost-effective compared to conventional motor oil and isn’t harmful to the environment.

Mr. Oon Kin Seng, the executive director of Pentas Flora Group, proudly acknowledged in his opening remarks that Pentas Flora has successfully developed this Eco-Base Oil (EBO) SN150 for the benefit of consumers, the environment, and the industry as a whole after a decade of research and development.

Mr Oon Kin Seng unveiled the Pentas Flora Eco-Base Oil (EBO) SN150. | NHA File Photo

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle are the three R’s that Pentas Flora Sabah Director Datuk Mohammad Pintaz Badar emphasised further. “Purity is Good” is a catchphrase that we are very proud of, not merely a trendy catchphrase. We think waste needs to be managed carefully, and making something of this calibre out of the waste that would have otherwise been discarded deserves vigorous applause,” he said.

Dr. H. Ernest Henderson, flew in all the way from the United States of America proudly signing his name to a memorable event. | NHA File Photo

Dr. Ernest H. Henderson, Technical Director (Base Oil and Lube Products) of Pentas Flora Group, provided a more detailed explanation of the various advantages of re-refined base oil and that of Pentas Flora during his keynote address. “This Pentas Flora Eco-Base Oil checks all the criteria for a sustainable contribution to the economy. Re-refined base stock yield lowers the carbon footprint and unintended CO2 emission output. It benefits sustainability and the environment”, explained Henderson.

Dr. Ernest H. Henderson delivered his presentation on the advantages of re-refined base oil. | NHA File Photo

He went on to say that restrictions on industrial and vehicular activity during the Covid-19 period clearly reduced pollutants and enhanced air quality. This demonstrates unequivocally the harmful substances that were regularly released into the environment during the Covid period as a result of these actions. From its re-refining operation, Pentas Flora creates a high-quality base stock that can be used to create medium and top-tier engine oils, as well as driveline and industrial oils.

Dr. Henderson and Dr. Ng Ee Chin (Head of Laboratory of Pentas Flora Group) demonstrated the usage of base oil. | NHA File Photo

Ybhg Datin Zameema Banu, Head, Group Sustainability of AmBank Group, supported the event and gave a speech recognising the sustainable impact of the EBO. She stated in her remarks that AmBank, a steadfast backer of Pentas Flora, is indeed happy and excited that this product is made with re-refined lubricants.

YBhg Datin Zameema Banu from AmBank delivered her speech. | NHA File Photo

“It is very satisfying to see successes like this, as AmBank was the first bank to support Pentas Flora and has remained the company’s primary banker to this day, continuing to support their growth, aspirations, and passion in producing solutions from waste that can be purified and reused,” she continued.

The function was further honoured with the presents of Mr. Lim Aik Fu – Group Managing Director of Pentas Flora Group, Mr. Sashi Ambi – Head of Communications & Sustainability (BMW Group Malaysia), Yvonne Chan – Executive Vice President of Wholesale Banking Coverage of AmBank, Ms. Tan Bee Yan –Senior Vice President of Wholesale Banking Coverage of AmBank, as well as Mr. Lim Aik Hoe and Mr. Lim Aik Kiat, Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director of EXSIM Group – the holding company of Pentas Flora Group.

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