Lower Sulphur Emissions with TOFA as a Lubricity Additive
Around the world, several fuel standards regulate the maximum quantity of sulphur in diesel fuel. The reduction of sulphur in diesel helps to mitigate acid rain. As the desulphurization process also removes the lubricating properties, low sulfur diesel causes wear in transport diesel engines. Arizona Chemical’s tall oil fatty acid (TOFA) from the pine tree is used as a natural lubricity additive in low sulphur diesel. Nowadays, TOFA is used to produce more than 200 million tons of environmentally friendly low sulphur diesel each year.
Arizona Chemical is the world’s leading refiner of crude tall oil (CTO) which is a co-product of the wood pulping process. When distilled, CTO yields 30–50% pitch fuel, a sustainable and renewable bioliquid that is used for industrial energy and heating applications.
Arizona Chemical’s SYLVABLEND™ Pitch Fuel enables our customers around the globe to go green by decreasing their green house gas emissions. Compared to Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO), pitch fuel generates 70% lower CO2 emissions.
Arizona Chemical supplies SYLVABLEND™ 40 and SYLVABLEND™ 60 to the North American and European bio-energy markets.
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