Automotive Oil Recycling Market Will Reflect Significant Growth Prospects During 2025
Recycling is a process which actually considers the used product and converts it into a new re-usable product. Automotive oils recycling is a technique which involves recycling of used motor oil, or hydraulic oil, and converts it into new products. Dumping or disposing the used oils in a wrong way is hazardous to the environment, hence it is highly beneficial to actually recycle and convert it into a reusable product. Motor oil is insoluble and can contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals. It degrades very slowly and can cause serious water pollution. Thus, it is essential to recycle this used automotive oil.Oil is an essential component for the smooth functioning of cars, motorbike, trucks, lawnmowers and other machinery. However, the oil being used in the daily or normal usage of these machineries and vehicles is contaminated with impurities such as dirt, metal scrapings, water, or chemicals. These impurities alter the inherent properties of the oil, which actually makes the oil useless. Eventually, this oil is replaced with new, re-refined oil to achieve the desired efficiency of the machine.
Used motor oils or hydraulic oils can be re-refined into lubricants, processed into fuel oils, and used as raw materials for the refining and petrochemical industries. Moreover, used oil filters contain reusable scrap metal, this scrap metal can be used by steel producers as scrap feed. In fact, recycled oil can be used as an industrial burner fuel, hydraulic oil, incorporated into other products or re-refined back into a new lubricating oil.The recycling process of this hazardous substance itself is a driver for the automotive oil recycling market. Regular usage does not wear out motor oil, instead it just gets dirty. Thus, upon recycling, it saves a valuable resource. Producing a gallon of re-refined base from used oil requires less energy than producing base stock from crude oil. This acts as another driver for the automotive oil recycling market. However, the restraint to this market is actually building up the entire system of collection, recycling, and distribution of the used oil. The recycling process of used or waste oil is likely to produce new waste, which can contain toxic materials in high proportion and also generate significant quantity of wastewater. Automotive oil recycling is a high-tech process, which may require high expertise and can consume considerable electricity, water, and chemicals.
The automotive oil recycling market in Asia Pacific is estimated to expand at a higher growth rate due to the increasing population in the region, which is anticipated to require a large amount of vehicles for transportation purposes. Furthermore, the industrial sector in developing countries such as India, China, and Malaysia is expanding. Both these factors are projected to produce large amounts of used oil or waste oil to be recycled. Other regions such as North America and Europe are also estimated to be prominent markets for automotive oil recycling due to their stringent environment regulation policies. These regions have well-developed countries with strict rules and regulations for protecting the environment from pollution. Moreover, few countries have a well-established cycle of collection, recycling, and distribution of used motor oil.
Key players operating in the global automotive oil recycling market include World Oil Corp., Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., Automotive Waste Management T/A, DIRK Group, NexLube, Lube Oil Re-refining Co., LLC, Pesco Beam Environmental Solutions Pvt Ltd., Oil Re-Refining Company, Inc. (OORCO), Balaji Consultant, Alter Fuels CORP., and IFP Petro Products (P) Ltd.