18 October 2002 02:26 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (CNI)--BASF is set to introduce its innovative fuel additives in the Indian market at a time when the government is making efforts to setting stricter standards on exhaust emissions.
BASF's group chairman in India Prasad Chandran the company's gasoline additives improved engine performance, increased fuel economy, prolongd engine life and addressed future concerns such as clean air and environmental protection.
Prasad said in New Delhi alone, the vehicle population had increased from 2.5m in 1995 to 3.5m in 2001.
Even if used in small quantities, a BASF study had demonstrated that over a car's lifetime, gasoline additives could reduce air emissions by 1.1 metric tonne.
Industry research has also proved that gasoline additives reduce up to 20% of hydrocarbons, 24% of carbon monoxide, and 13% of nitrogen oxides in exhaust emissions.
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