Automotive Grade Urea used to manufacture AdBlue is produced from natural gas. The current conflict with Ukraine/Russia and subsequent sanctions imposed, have caused the price of natural gas to soar and has again reached a record high.European Urea manufacturers have already started to take the decision to implement either plant shutdowns or reduce production because the cost of production is too high. This in turn has led to the cost of urea and therefore AdBlue once again rising in price.

AdBlue® A to Z: B is for… Breakdown

We’re putting together a comprehensive AdBlue® A-Z to cover all aspects of the mysterious world of AdBlue® Liquid.

B is for Breakdown.

AdBlue® is a colourless liquid that is used in (SRC) selective catalytic reduction technology. Because of new European 6 Emission legislation virtually all new diesel powered vehicles, from tractors to articulated lorries are now fitted with SCR systems.

AdBlue® (also know as DEF in the US) works by ‘breaking down’ the harmful NOx emissions in the fumes produced by diesel engines. The actual liquid is a mixture of synthetically produced Urea and water.

More and more fleet operators are taking delivery of these new diesel vehicles and calculating the amount of AdBlue® liquid needed haas become something of a headache.

Although AdBlue® refilling is supposed to be included in regular car servicing schemes, rather like the mpg figures, early reports are suggesting that AdBlue® use in these vehicles is much higher than the manufacturers figures and more liquid is needed.

If the AdBlue® levels are not properly maintained and warning lights are ignored, the system will eventually stop the car working. We find many of our Car Fleet customers prefer to keep a spare container of AdBlue® in every car in order to make sure they keep their cars on the road.

WavianBlue is the highest quality ISO22241 AdBlue® Liquid available and we sell a range of quantities from small packs of 6 X 2 AdBlue® liquid bottles to large1000 IBC AdBlue® containers and even larger bulk amounts for our bigger customers.