Chinese AdBlue (DEF) consumption to reach one billion gallons by 2017

Christopher Goodfellow - 10 March 2011

China's delayed implementation of China Phase IV emissions legislation will lead to an annual Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) consumption of between 1.0 and 1.8 billion gallons by 2017, according to market analyst Integer Research.

Juliane Läng, Emissions Control Analyst at Integer, told "Discussions between the major Chinese OEMs and engine manufacturers confirmed once again that Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) was the technology of choice for Chinese heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers to achieve NOx emission reductions set out in the new legislation."

Integer's latest Focus Report: China Diesel Emissions & AdBlue Market Study 2011 provides projections of SCR vehicle sales and detailed analysis of legislation, fuel quality and the AdBlue supply chain.

Speaking at Integer's Diesel Emissions Conference and AdBlue Forum in Beijing Tong Dehui, Vice President & Research Centre Director for diesel engine manufacturer Wechai Power, said: "The current situation for Chinese OEMs is that SCR technology is available and ready to be put to use, but OEMs are still awaiting the implementation of China IV emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles."

The government has agreed the delay of the  implementation date for China IV to January 2012, but sceptics expect further delays in implementation due to ongoing problems with supply of low-sulfur diesel, according to Läng.

Read more about the situation in China on Integer's website.

Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is called AdBlue in China.

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