Year of air

ASFE welcomes the European Commission's focus on air quality in 2013. Improving air quality is a serious concern for EU citizens and a major challenge.

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By switching all diesel passengerscars in Brussels
to paraffinic fuels, PM10 emissions would be cut
by 129 tonnes...

...which is equivalent to taking
all vehicles belonging to the
Euro 1 & 2 emissions
category off the road.

Facts

Facts about parafinnic fuels

Paraffinic fuels can reduce passenger car PM emissions by 25-40%.

Paraffinic Fuels have almost zero sulphur and aromatics.

Switching to paraffinic fuels could lead to an immediate improvement in local air quality.

Paraffinic fuels are made from natural gas (GTL) , biomass (BTL), or hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO).

Paraffinic fuels produce less NOx, SOx and PM than conventional diesel.

HVO reduces greenhouse gas emissions by over 40–90% over the product's entire life cycle when compared to fossil diesel.

There is enough paraffinic fuel production capacity to fuel all the diesel demand of any Scandinavian country, or 1 in 10 cars in Germany.

Paraffinic fuels broaden Europe's energy mix.

Much of the technology development and research into paraffinic fuels takes place in Europe.

Switching all diesel vehicles in Brussels to paraffinic fuels would lead to the reduction of 129 tonnes of PM.

In focus

06 March 2014
Cleaner air for bustling cities

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02 September 2013
Neste Oil and Raisioagro to research the potential of straw as a renewable fuel feedstock

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01 August 2013
Neste Oil to take part in a renewable diesel demonstration project aimed at product commercializatio...

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References

15 April 2014
ASFE welcomes the adoption of the Directive on alternative fuels infrastructure

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11 March 2014
Neste Oil together with its Dutch partners win a Sustainable Bio Award for their work on sustainable...

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EU Policy

ASFE and EU Policy

The EU is making increased efforts to encourage sustainable mobility, reduce oil dependence in Europe and improve air quality. ASFE has, since its creation, actively contributed to EU policy making initiatives aimed at tackling the key challenges of the day.

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FAQs

  • What are paraffinic fuels?
  • Why are they better than traditional fuels?
  • Does one need a special engine technology to use paraffinic fuels?
  • What additional infrastructure is needed to implement paraffinic fuels?
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