Fuel and Lubricant Solutions


New perspectives for a sustainable future

At BASF Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, we strive to continuously enhance sustainability within our industry. With a clear focus on three strategic pillars, our passionate team drives the industry transformation jointly with our customers and other partners

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Our solutions contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)

Our products offer a wide range of benefits that contrib-ute to one or even more of the UN SDGs.
This way, we enable impactful contributions to Sustainability along our industries' value chains.


Strategic Pillars

We focus on ...


Circular Economy 

We decouple economic growth from resource consumption. We concentrate on three action areas: circular feedstocks, new material cycles and new business models. We use BASF’s biomass balance (BMB) and ChemCyclingTM approaches that contribute to the use of renewable and recycled feedstock and develop new circular business models.
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Carbon Management

Increase process and energy efficiency, reduce nitrous oxide emissions, develop breakthrough technologies for low-emission production and increase the share of renewable energies in power supply.
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Sustainable Solution Steering® 

We develop a more sustainable product portfolio for the demanding needs of our customers’ value chains. We use our expertise to continuously improve our future-oriented sustainable product offering and stay ahead of regulatory requirements (RegXcellence®).

Sustainable Solutions

Moving Sustainability Forward!


New Perspectives

Engage with us - to shape the bigger picture

At BASF Fuel and Lubricant Solutions we understand the challenges ahead and are committed to tackling them together with our industry partners. Leveraging our strong technological, policy and advocacy expertise we offer inspiring dialogue and consultancy on a broad range of pressing issues, including:


The EU Taxonomy, The European Green Deal, Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS), Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), EU Hydrogen Strategy and Energy Integration Strategy, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU), Electro mobility and electric vehicles (EV), Renewable energy, Alternative feedstocks (renewable, circular and bio-based feedstock), The Korean Green Deal


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Sustainability Services for Fuel and Lubricant Solutions

Unique tools, practical solutions and best practices to manage your daily challenges

Key properties & features

  • Sustainability Position Finder
  • Sustainable Solutions Steering®
  • Product Carbon Footprint
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Life Cycle Inventory
  • Eco-Efficiency Analysis
  • Biomass Balance Products
  • Sustainable Packaging Solutions
  • Product Environmental Labelling Schemes
  • Consultancy

Customer benefits

  • Identifying sustainability trends and hot topics in our markets
  • Embedding sustainability as a core part of business strategy and innovation process
  • Identifying possibilities for quick wins, as well as long term strategic options
  • Understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of your products to fine-tune their value proposition
  • Supporting your marketing messages with a factual approach to sustainability
  • Fact-based communication that inspires

Eco-Efficiency Analysis according to BASF methodology

Demonstrate the sustainability advantages of your product

  • Assesses sustainability performance of products and processes on a comprehensive and comparative basis
  • Combines cradle-to-grave environmental and economic impacts
  • Compares different options in these two dimensions Helps decision-making by reducing complex information to simple graphs and a single recommendation
  • Identifies sustainability levers for improvement

We committedly drive the change of our industry via our engagement in major industry associations, amongst others, including:

VSI - Verband Schmierstoff-Industrie e.V.

ATIEL - The Technical Association of the European Lubricants Industry

ATC - The Additive Technical Committee of Petroleum Additive Manufacturers in Europe.

UEIL - Union Européen des Indépendants en Lubrifiants 

On a joint journey Shell and BASF are driving Sustainability within the industry, with each company following the ambitious goal to become carbon neutral by 2050*. For this we are closely collaborating on a broad range of projects kicked off in various workshops. In order to further minimize environmental impact of our joint activities, we work on concepts reducing our carbon footprints of products and logistics and use resources efficiently.


* Shell's target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 in step with society. BASF has set itself the goal of climate neutrality in 2050.

Matthias Mundt (Deutsche Shell Holding GmbH)
The joint eco-efficiency analysis for hydraulic fluids with BASF was teamwork in the best possible way. While our BASF colleagues demonstrated their outstanding method competence, we at FUCHS could utilize our solid, practical data and field experience. This will certainly not be our last joint study.

Our joint eco-efficiency analysis for hydraulic fluids proves how important our holistic view on the entire value chain is. With the results of such a well-founded study, we also want to provide impulses for the entire lubricant industry



One of the opportunities to operationalize the concept of sustainability is to participate in the product EU Ecolabelling scheme. BASF Fuel and Lubricants Solutions strongly supports the initiative, by having a substantial number of products (base fluids and lubricant oil additives) assessed for the EU Ecolabel for the lubricant product group, and included in the Lubricant Substance Classification (LuSC list). The assessment of eco-friendly lubricants involves detailed analysis of the product chemical composition, (potential) hazard and exposure scenario’s, its technical performance and use of verified sustainable raw materials. In this capacity it is an advantage that the company has extensive technical, regulatory and toxicology expertise, benefits from own research and testing capacity following the principles of Good Laboratory Practice and several production locations that are RSPO-certified.


Under the advocacy umbrella, Dr. Ivana Krkljuš supported the Revision of the existing EU Ecolabel criteria (Commission Decision 2011/381/EU) for lubricant product group. The new EU Ecolabel criteria are established in several tripartite meetings between the EU Ecolabelling board and their supporting institutes (e.g. JRC-Sevilla, ECHA), NGOs, and lubricant industry stakeholders. The success may be attributed to the investment of significant resources by BASF  into the initiative in terms of time and providing advice around the review of four technical reports, and final representation in front of the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Environment (Brussels, 2018).

Dr. Hildo Krop (Krop-Consult)

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