Lubricating Jenbacher Gas Engines

Q8Oils has signed a long-term global partnership agreement with INNIO Jenbacher (Jenbacher) to supply lubricants for all Jenbacher gas engines that operate on non-natural gas, including biogas, sewage gas, and landfill gas.

A subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, Q8Oils has been developing lubricants for gas engines in its in-house research laboratories for 35 years.

Jenbacher and Q8Oils plan to launch a new co-branded oil worldwide in Q1 2021.

“We are pleased to build on our co-engineering working relationship with Q8Oils. We have been working closely with Q8Oils in recent years to combine INNIO’s product and combustion knowledge with Q8Oils’ competence in lubricant and additive development. This has resulted in the development of a new lubricant that is designed to meet the demanding requirements of non-natural gas combustion,” said Andreas Kunz, chief technology officer at INNIO. “This lubricant is developed specifically for our reliable and highly efficient Jenbacher Type 2, 3, 4, and 6 engines that operate on non-natural gases. Furthermore, it is specified to give greater protection to engine components and to maximize customer value. The partnership agreement will be a key driver in continuing to improve the performance of our non-natural gases engines in an environmentally friendly way.”

“Our companies will focus on developments related to biogas and other non-natural gases,” said Frank Rouwens, general manager at Q8Oils. “We are very happy with this partnership, which fits well with our mutual drive to focus research and new developments on sustainable solutions that support the environment and help make our planet a healthier place.”