The International Fuel Quality Center (IFQC) has declared that Top 100 countries have been ranked based on their limited use of sulfur in on-road diesel and identified that 44 countries can boast that their on-road diesel fuel is the world’s cleanest fuel.
IFQC’s Executive Director, Liisa Kiuru-Griffith stated that the reduction of sulfur is essential and this process is the only constituent of the petroleum refining process, wherein all airborne pollutants are reduced from the transport sector.
Countrywide diesel fuel transitions together with 10 ppm of sulfur were completed by New Caledonia and Armenia. They both joined the select group atop the annual ranking of IFQC. Sulfur of 15 ppm or less as maximum limit is shared by the top 47 countries.
The Top 100 countries includes six countries, which have advanced in the 2012 list, by minimizing the consumption of maximum amount of sulfur from 7,000 to 500 ppm led by Ecuador which has moved up 47 points to No. 83. Saudi Arabia moved up 27 points to join Ecuador at No. 83 and lowered the maximum content of diesel sulfur from 800 to 500 ppm.
Hart Energy’s Senior Vice President, Kristine Klavers stated that it is more difficult to attain stringent quality requirements. Companies at IFQC have congratulated automakers, global governments, technology providers and refiners, according to Kristine.