BASF expands Brazil diesel engine catalysts plant

29 October 2013 16:55  [Source: ICIS news]

CAMPINAS, Brazil (ICIS)--Germany-based BASF has expanded its Indaiatuba plant in the state of Sao Paulo to produce catalysts for diesel engines, the global major said on Tuesday.

The new production line will focus on controlling emissions from light commercial vehicles and trucks, BASF said, adding that investments at the Indaiatuba plant have reached in the millions of euros.  

BASF said it will supply the local market with a variety of "advanced technologies to the control of emissions, which include selective catalytic reduction (SCR), ammonia oxidation (AMOX), diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) and catalysed soot filter (CSF) [technologies].”

SCR technologies convert nitrogen oxide (NO2) into water and nitrogen by using a urea solution, while DOC removes carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons and particulate matter from diesel vehicles, the company said.

CSFs reduce particulate matter from diesel engines, while AMOX removes excess ammonia and can be adapted to the SCR system, it said.

BASF said its technologies meet Brazil’s Proconve P7 emissions law.

By: Leo Siqueira
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