BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid Celebrates Positive Impact On Environment This Earth DayBack to News
Apr 22, 2019
BlueDEF Diesel Exhaust Fluid Celebrates Positive Impact On Environment This Earth Day
NORTHBROOK, IL, April 2019 - Old World Industries, the maker of BlueDEF – the leading producer of diesel exhaust fluid in North America, has reaffirmed its commitment to cleaner, more fuel-efficient diesel power this Earth Day. At a time when the environment is at a crucial tipping point, it is more important than ever to find ways to reduce emissions and develop cleaner energy solutions.
Diesel-powered heavy-duty trucks, such as tractor trailers, buses and waste disposal trucks, accounted for 12.5 percent of all atmospheric emissions and 25 percent of all fuel consumption in the United States in 2013. Diesel-powered passenger vehicles, farm vehicles, construction equipment, locomotives and marine shipping increase those percentages significantly. BlueDEF and the diesel industry have made major strides to reduce or eliminate pollution in this vital sector over the past several years, meeting or surpassing the stringent standards of the Environmental Protection Agency and paving the way for a cleaner future.
BlueDEF works through a system called selective catalytic reduction, or SCR, which requires diesel exhaust fluid to function. SCR is one of the most cost-effective and fuel-efficient solutions available to reduce emissions for diesel engines, reducing harmful nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 90 percent. In addition, BlueDEF and SCR technology reduce carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon emissions by 50 to 90 percent and particulate matter by 30 to 50 percent. 67 percent of BlueDEF-equipped vehicles also see increases in fuel economy and engine reliability as well, with fuel mileage improvements ranging from three to five percent. These fuel efficiency improvements translate into a sizeable cost savings for fleet owners and operators.
“We’re proud of the work BlueDEF is doing to create cleaner diesel power,” said Charles Culverhouse, CEO of Old World Industries. “Earth Day is a powerful reminder of the importance of protecting the environment we all share, and Old World Industries and BlueDEF are making great strides to ensure a clean and safe diesel future for generations to come.”
For more information on Old World Industries and the BlueDEF brand, visit www.oldworldind.com.