Advantage Capital Partners, a venture capital and small business finance firm, has made an investment in SOMS Technologies LLC, the manufacturer of the microGreen vehicle engine oil filter. The microGreen filter utilizes a patented filter technology designed to keep engine oil cleaner, extending the oil life up to 30,000 miles. Advantage’s investment will be used to support the company’s continued growth.
Technologies of this nature our essential for easing the transition away from fossil fuels, as they reduce per car consumption. By continuously filtering a small portion of the engine oil through the microfilter system, the filter allows a vehicle to operate up to 30,000 miles without changing the engine oil. This system reduces oil use by 70 percent and filter use by 50 percent, providing end users with potential economic and environmental value.
Here’s how it works: when the vehicle is serviced, the oil is changed and the microGreen filter is installed. The filter is changed every other interval but the oil remains in the engine. For example, for vehicles with a 3,000 mile oil change interval, a new microGreen filter is installed every 6,000 miles but the oil is not changed until 24,000 miles (Per the chart above). In the end, the microGreen filter can achieve direct oil and filter change cost savings of over 65 percent and reduce use of oil by 70 percent for an average vehicle.