SA motoring adopts fuel to curb emissions



JOHANNESBURG – ENGEN, South Africa’s marketer of petroleum products, reported a positive response to a fuel it introduced to address carbon emissions.

A year after introducing Air1, the world’s top brand of AdBlue(r) emission fluid, Engen’s efforts have seen steady growth in its uptake across the country , said Sydney Bruckner, Project Manager: Emission Fluids at Engen.

He said the availability of Air1 gave Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) the flexibility to introduce the latest technology vehicles into South Africa.

“Irrespective of whether or not truck owners have heard of Air1, the chances are that they may soon be driving vehicles that require it,” Bruckner said.

AdBlue(r), used in conjunction with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) units in exhaust systems, is said to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in diesel engine exhaust gases in line with more stringent emission regulations.

South Africa has committed to reducing CO2 and NOx gas emissions by 34 percent by 2020, and 42 percent by 2025.

Currently, legislation in South Africa only requires diesel vehicle compliance with Euro 2 emission standards.

A small but growing number of Euro 5-configured trucks operating in the country are already fitted with SCR units.

– CAJ News




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