The future is bright for AdBlue®
AdBlue® consumption will triple between now and 2025 thanks to planned changes to the Euro VI European standard
International standards issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the European Commission and other international organisations to reduce harmful gas emissions are fuelling demand for clean diesel technology.
With regard to AdBlue®, in a recent press release Integer Research predicted that more than 5.5 billion litres will be consumed annually by 2025, compared with nearly 2 billion in 2013.
Heralding the arrival of new AdBlue® producers on the market
Currently, 60% of AdBlue® sales come from just four major suppliers. However, studies show that multiple fuel suppliers are trying to break into the market in order to obtain a production licence. Others, such as petroleum engineers, are working on substitute products. However, they must pass a battery of tests from car manufacturers to prove that these products meet the same requirements as AdBlue®.
An eye on the future of emissions control
Since the implementation of the Euro VI European standard in 2013, heavy goods vehicles have been forced to use the SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) device in order to meet the requirements for nitrogen oxide limits. This system needs to be powered by AdBlue®. Over the years, the Euro VI standard has become stricter and now also requires manufacturers of passenger cars to equip their diesel vehicles with SCR devices. The standard, which is regularly updated and increasingly stringent, fuels the growing need for an effective pollution control system faced by manufacturers. SCR, which is therefore widely acclaimed, enables an upward adjustment of AdBlue® consumption in 2025.