Archive news for April 2010

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CF Industries acquires Terra Industries for $4.7bn

Christopher Goodfellow - 5 April 2010

A bidding war between fertilizer giants has drawn to a close after CF Industries reached a merger agreement with TerraCair manufacturer Terra Industries. Terra received a series of hostile bids from CF Industries during 2009, before accepting a $4.1bn offer from rival Yara which would have seen the merger of two of North America's biggest...

Daimler receives 10,000 orders for SCR-equipped trucks

Christopher Goodfellow - 30 April 2010

Daimler Trucks North America has already received over 10,000 orders for vehicles equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction, which requires Diesel Exhaust Fluid, from its EPA2010 compliant range. David Hames, general manager of marketing and strategy for Daimler Trucks North America, said: "SCR is the industry's premier solution for...

Prime Lube to manufacture BlueSky DEF

Christopher Goodfellow - 28 April 2010

Prime lube is opening a Diesel Exhaust Fluid manufacturing plant in Carteret, NJ, to supply customers on the Atlantic coast and in eastern Canada. German based chemical manufacturer Kruse Group - currently supplying Prime Lube with DEF - will provide the equipment and raw materials. Production is planned to start in June and...

Navistar withdraws SCR lawsuit

Christopher Goodfellow - 28 April 2010

Navistar has dropped its lawsuit against the Californian Air Resources Board (CARB), which claimed the regulator was improperly certifying SCR-equipped vehicles, after the two parties reached an agreement that the federal documentation in question was not CARB policy. The original suit stated that the guidance allowed vehicles with SCR...

New Kenworth T700 to have three DEF tank options

Christopher Goodfellow - 19 April 2010

Kenworth's new Class 8 T700 truck will offer drivers three Diesel Exhaust Fluid tank options as standard. The truck, which has the lowest level of aerodynamic drag in Kenworth's range, will be available with 9, 18 and 27 gallon capacity DEF tanks. Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president, said: "We believe that...

Craft Oil to supply Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid in five states

Christopher Goodfellow - 19 April 2010

Lubricants company Craft Oil has joined Mansfield Oil's network to supply Yara's Air1 Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Brian Astroth, regional sales manager DeliveryONE, Mansfield Oil Company, said: "They are a premier lubricants marketer in an area that we foresee a high demand for...