February 2008

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: EU engine maker asks: Is bumpy road ahead for fuels?

Until the mid-1980s, not much attention was paid to gasoline and diesel fuel quality. However, from the mid-1980s to early 1990s in Europe, an increasing awareness developed over quality. With Euro I ..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Until the mid-1980s, not much attention was paid to gasoline and diesel fuel quality. However, from the mid-1980s to early 1990s in Europe, an increasing awareness developed over quality. With Euro I regulation in 1993, vehicle emissions started to come into focus. "City fuels" appeared in several European markets, showing the fuel potential for lowering emissions and improving local air quality, according to Anders Röj, fuels and lubricants, Volvo Technology Corp. In speaking at the ERTC annual meeting in Barcelona, Spain, he offered his insights from the perspective of an engine manufacturer. During the 1990s and into the 2000s, growing pressure was applied to vehicle emissions, a

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