AdBlue Shortage Underlines Importance Of Development Of Warrnambool Hycel Hydrogen Hub | The standard


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A nationwide shortage of diesel additives highlights the importance of Warrnambool’s new hydrogen hub as transportation companies race to keep the industry on the move this summer. AdBlue – an additive required in most modern diesel engines to reduce emissions – is in short supply nationwide after China restricted exports of its key ingredient, urea. The shortage is also due to the increase in the price of gas, which is the main raw material for urea. Warrnambool Bus Lines chief executive Stephen Lucas said 20-30% of its fleet required the additive, without which vehicles could not operate. “We have stocks in stock but we are monitoring the situation closely and it will affect us if we do not get our normal replenishment,” he said. He explained that most of the supplies came from abroad. “The majority in Australia are from China,” he said. “Nowadays, more and more vehicles bought on diesel will usually have AdBlue as a component of the engine system. If AdBlue is not available, the vehicle cannot run.” It is made from it. Urea and the process used in modern diesel engines, AdBlue reacts with the exhaust gases and reduces contaminants in the exhaust gases, making them much more environmentally friendly. “It is therefore essentially an additive injected into the combustion system which leads to a better environmental result for the engine.” IN OTHER NEWS: He said the crisis has highlighted the importance of a hydrogen economy, in which WBL would play a major role. part of the Hycel project which is at Deakin University, ”he said. “There is definitely pressure from governments around the world to move heavy vehicles, trucks and buses to zero emission propulsion systems – ie battery electric vehicles or hydrogen electric vehicles. which are driven by fuel cells. “This is a global trend and I think there is a very good opportunity for Warrnambool and the district to become the hub of the hydrogen economy which is only in its infancy now.” It would be interesting to go from a shortage of AdBlue to a zero-emission future. Now, just one tap on our new app: digital subscribers now have the possibility of receiving information faster, at their fingertips with The Standard: Our reporters work hard to provide local and up-to-date information to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:

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