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: E is for ….. Emissions

AdBlue® has become a hot topic of conversation for Fleet Managers, Farmers, and in fact for anyone who’s bought (or is about to buy) a new diesel vehicle in the last 12 months.

The reason?

New Euro6 regulations came into force in September 2015 that are specifically designed to reduce the amount of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) levels produced on the roads. In order to achieve that reduction it is now compulsory for new diesel vehicles to use a SCR (selective catalytic reduction) system. An essential part of this system involves the use of AdBlue® or DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) as it is better known in the US. 

By using AdBlue® as part of a SCR system an engines (NOx) levels can be reduced significantly. EG, a vehicle with a figure of 180mg/km can see that reduced to as little as 80mg/km. At the moment figures for the actual amount of AdBlue® needed relative to fuel consumption are still very thin on the ground, but some reports are saying that for every 10 litres of fuel, 1 litre of AdBlue® will be needed. 

If you look at the diagram below you can see how the AdBlue® system works under the bonnet of an Audi Q7.

WavianBlue.com is a trusted supplier of the highest quality AdBlue® liquid to a wide range of businesses and private individuals. Click here to download the AUS32 (AdBlue®) Specifications as per ISO22241.We especially welcome bulk order enquires and have a range of AdBlue® starter kits that are available to purchase without IBC deposits or complicated terms and conditions. 

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