Engen Petroleum introduced Air1®, the world’s top AdBlue® brand, in South Africa two years ago and continues the drive to reduce vehicle emissions. “Despite a lag in more stringent emissions legislation for trucks and busses operating on South African roads, the on/off-road AdBlue® business is growing steadily in sub-Saharan Africa,” says Sydney Brückner, business manager for emission fluids at Engen.
AdBlue® is used in conjunction with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) units in exhaust systems. This reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in diesel engine exhaust gases, which is in line with more stringent emission regulations introduced in other parts of the world.
“The modern diesel engine has become a highly sophisticated piece of machinery that is very far removed from its original design. Today many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) continue to focus on increasing power from smaller engines, while also needing to adhere to more stringent environmental laws that require these engines to be extremely clean-burning and fuel-efficient,” adds Brückner.