Greener fuels

DEF

DEF, also known as AdBlue, is a urea solution that can be injected into Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) systems to lower harmful vehicle exhaust emissions from diesel engines by converting harmful NOx emissions into nitrogen gas and water vapour.

DEF can be used in all types of vehicles equipped with SCR systems, the technology of choice for cars, trucks, buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles to comply with US and EU regulations.

Bio-Methanol as an Advanced Biofuel

Bio-methanol is a second-generation biofuel. It is a highly versatile product that can be used both as a fuel and as a feedstock to produce other biofuels. Bio-methanol can either be blended with gasoline, or it can be used as a feedstock for other environmentally friendly fuels.

As a direct fuel, bio-methanol has a 60% GHG savings versus gasoline and does not require any technological changes to modern vehicles.

Bio-methanol can also be used as a green building block for a range of products, including bio-MTBE, bio-DME, bio-hydrogen, synthetic biofuels, silicones, plastics, and paints.

We produce bio-methanol at BioMCN and OCI Beaumont by using biogas rather than natural gas. Biogas, as known as biomethane, is sourced from a range of waste digestion plants and other renewable sources. By using biomethane, we use methane emissions that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere, which account for 16% of global GHG emissions and trap up to 36 times more heat in the atmosphere than CO2 over 100 years.