SABIC in move to support cleaner diesel technology
The Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) will introduce this year a specific grade of urea, technical grade urea that will allow diesel engines run more efficiently and reduce hazardous emissions. The new grade will be produced at SABIC’s manufacturing affiliate, Al-Jubail Fertilizer Company (Al-Bayroni) in Jubail, with a capacity of 80,000 tons per year.
SABIC’s technical grade urea will enable cleaner diesel technology in engines through liquid injection of urea solution into the exhaust stream of the diesel engine prior to its catalytic converter. This allows the engine to perform better, to use fuel more efficiently while destroying the increased nitrogen oxides with urea.
Khaled Al-Mana, SABIC executive vice president, Fertilizers Strategic Business Unit, commented: “As a company with a strong commitment to a cleaner environment through sustainable products, SABIC has developed this strategic, innovative idea to produce high quality urea that helps reduce hazardous NOx emissions from diesel exhausts and industrial processes. The project is part of our sustainability strategy to share our expertise closely with our customers to develop products, applications and solutions that respond to their sustainability needs.”
TGU is pure urea that will be produced in pastilles using the energy-saving Rotoformer technology, which gives the product superior physical and mechanical properties. TCU applications include heavy duty trucks, power and cement plants, non-road machinery, and marine transport.