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Automotive grade urea

Automotive grade urea Sector Group (AGU)

Uses and properties

AGU is an association of European urea producers dedicated to the responsible usage of NOx reduction agent AUS 32 (aqueous urea solution, abbreviated “AUS 32”)  and AUS 40 (aqueous urea solution, abbreviated “AUS 40”) specified in the ISO standard 22241 for the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions of diesel engines in order to assist the related industry to fulfill the requirements of the relevant European emissions legislation.

AUS32 is better known in Europe under the trade name AdBlue®, a trademark that is owned by VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie) and which is licensed to about 160 licensees, including the AGU members.

Issues and regulations


Topics and regulations

REACH Implementation
The registration of automotive grade urea to compile with the REACH requirements will be handled by the European Fertilizer Manufacturer Association.
Consortium management: ReachCentrum
 
Specific Topics
 
AGU aims to:
  • promote the use of NOx reduction agents (i.e. AUS 32 - aqueous urea solution, abbreviated “AUS 32”, specified in the ISO standard 22241 and AUS 40 - ISO Standard 18611, hereinafter jointly referred to as “AUS”) for the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions of engines in order to assist the related  industry to fulfil the requirements of the relevant European legislation. 
  • advocate the use of AUS 40 for the selective catalytic reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions of engines for ships.
  • monitor the implementation of the legislative developments in this field and the environmental progress achieved by this initiative.
  • develop and promote common industry positions and interacting with regulators, opinion leaders, relevant industry organizations and the general public.

Contact/Further information


Philip de Smedt, Sector Group Manager
Tel. + 32 2 676 7272

Membership

BASF SE
Borealis L.A.T.
Fertiberia SA
SKW Stickstoffwerke Piesteritz GmbH
Yara International ASA

Chairman: Daniel Klause, BASF

More information

For more information on how to use of AUS 32 to reduce NOx emissions from cars, trucks and non-road mobile machinery, consult the following websites:

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