Products & Applications
At its sites in Mannheim, PetrolPlus® GmbH
currently produces three mineral oil products:
DIN medium oil
Low-sulphur (< 0.3%) DIN medium oil according to DIN 51603 Part 4 R-LS for heat generation in combustion plants according to the 4th BImSchV, e.g. in lime works, asphalt works, drying plants.
Group IV Reraffinate
Group IV reraffinate as a precursor for the production of base oils for the lubricating oil industry
Gas oil/heavy oil substitute
Environmentally friendly, low-sulphur (< 0.3%) gas oil/heavy oil substitute for maritime shipping as MDO or bunker product
At the two PetrolPlus® sites, around 8,000 tonnes are kept in stock for loading onto trucks, HGVs or inland waterway vessels.
Innovation & sustainability
The process of PetrolPlus® GmbH is the result
of decades of petrochemical research.
Starting from conventional refining/distillation, we have succeeded in developing an innovative process that does not require hazardous solvents (solvate) and (mostly unsustainable) hydrogen (hydrogenation).
By avoiding these production steps, PetrolPlus® manages to produce an advanced mineral oil product while emitting only a minimum of CO₂ equivalents.
CO2-balance comparison of different waste oil processing methods.
Figures 1, 2 and 3: LCA study for regeneration of waste oil, ifeu institute Heidelberg, 2018.
Figure 4: Product Carbon Footprint for Petrol Plus DIN medium oil, ClimatePartner Institute Munich, 2021
PetrolPlus® GmbH was founded in Mannheim in 1997.
We achieve an annual output of up to 30,000 tonnes, of which around 8,000 tonnes can be held at the two sites for loading onto trucks, HGVs or inland waterway vessels.
PetrolPlus® is part of the Buster Group, which currently employs around 170 people.
The PetrolPlus® GmbH process is the result of decades of petrochemical research.
One of our ship loading facilities at the Mannheim site
We produce innovative petroleum products in our facilities.
Our modern tank wagon loading facility
Our product is sustainable simply because it is produced purely by recycling wasteCEO Dr. Mathias Glass
materials, thus waste materials and thus avoids the potentially environmentally damaging
oil production, transport and refining.
Permanently in stock