Archive news for September 2013

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New study from Integer Research forecasts Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) parc to almost triple between 2017-2023

Niels Tholen - 5 September 2013

Integer Research forecasts the European and North American markets to dominate sales of SCR-equipped off highway equipment globally, accounting for more than two thirds of the machine parc using SCR after-treatment by 2023. Depending on the timing of Tier 4-equivalent legislation, China has the potential to rival both markets by 2023 and...

DEF Tracker: U.S. Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) tote refill prices continue decline in August, similar trend in Canada

Niels Tholen - 5 September 2013

The August edition of DEF Tracker showed that U.S. average prices for tote refills dropped by six cents per gallon during the month of August over the previous month. In Canada, prices followed a similar trend and average prices for tote refills dropped by two cents in the same period. Salt Lake City, UT, posted the highest average price...

Brenntag expands Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) infrastructure

Niels Tholen - 4 September 2013

Brenntag has announced the expansion of its Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) network by adding 10 dedicated DEF tankers and installing 15 bulk DEF storage tanks. The tankers are based in Billings, MT, Chandler, AZ, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, Elmendorf, TX, Greensboro, NC, Lancaster, TX, Menomonee Falls, WI, Richmond, VA and Santa Fe Springs,...

Saskatchewan expands recycling program to include Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) containers

Niels Tholen - 23 September 2013

The Saskatchewan government has announced the expansion of its recycling program to include Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) packaging among other products. Used oil, used oil filters and used plastic oil containers are already part of the recycling program. In addition to the extended list of recyclable products, the size of containers has...

California Air Resources Board (CARB) publishes paper on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) testing

Niels Tholen - 20 September 2013

California Air Resources Board (CARB) has published a paper on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) performance during real-time driving conditions. The research team used four vehicles, one with Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology and three with SCR technology. In typical highway driving conditions, emissions from the vehicle...

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encouraged to include foreign ships in NOx regulation

Niels Tholen - 20 September 2013

Following the International Maritime Organisation's decision to postpone Tier III legislation for Maritime vessels from 2016 to 2021, the North American governments have decided to press ahead with emission standards nonetheless. While a decision is yet to be made whether to include foreign vessels in the legislation, the non-governmental...