discoverDEF.com works with DOE to verify thousands of Diesel Exhaust Fluid locations

Laura Cross - 11 October 2011

discoverDEF.com is pleased to announce the migration of the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC) Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) locator to discoverDEF.com, following the successful completion of a joint project with the Department of Energy (DOE).

discoverDEF.com obtained data from the AFDC for 4,763 reported DEF locations throughout all U.S. states. Each location was then verified to have on-site DEF availability and cross referenced with existing databases to prevent duplication. This joint effort has resulted in the addition of 3,010 DEF sales locations, the majority of which are dealer and service centers for SUVs and pick-up trucks.

Christopher Goodfellow, Editor of discoverDEF.com said, "We are happy to partner with DOE to ensure that there is a trusted way for drivers of all types of diesel vehicles to find the DEF they need. Clean diesel technology and DEF are key to the growth of new fuel-efficient pickup trucks, SUVs and passenger cars".

The location survey found an 87% in-stock rate, a clear indication that the U.S. network of dealerships and service centers is well equipped to supply DEF. Locations were found to stock a combination of jugs, drums, totes, and occasionally, minibulk units.

The AFDC is administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for the DOE's Vehicle Technologies Program's Clean Cities initiative. Clean Cities strives to advance U.S. economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices contributing to the reduction of petroleum consumption.

NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.

All of the newly confirmed locations can be found on discoverDEF.com. For more information about the AFDC's involvement in the DEF market, visit www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/vehicles/diesels_fluid.html

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