CARB approves Targray's NOx mitigating biodiesel additive

By Targray | February 28, 2018

California regulators have announced the certification of CATANOX, a NOx mitigating biodiesel additive developed by biofuels marketer Targray to help meet the latest requirements of the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. In an executive order published Feb. 22, the California Air Resources Board stated the additive had been tested in accordance with the Alternative Diesel Fuel regulation and demonstrated NOx emissions equivalent to standard diesel, as well as particulate matter emission reductions of more than 20 percent when compared to the benchmark CARB diesel.

Targray, one of the largest biofuels marketers and distributors in California, is now the second company in the state to offer a CARB-certified NOx mitigation solution for biodiesel blenders. Beginning in March, Targray will offer its CATANOX additive as part of a fully blended, B20- ready turnkey solution at five fuel terminal locations in California—Stockton, Fresno, Bakersfield and Los Angeles (2).

Effective since Jan. 1, 2016, the ADF regulation establishes a comprehensive, multistage process administering the commercialization of alternative diesel fuels in California. The ADF regulation governs the introduction and use of innovative alternative diesel fuels in California while preserving or enhancing public health, environmental and emission benefits of the existing motor vehicle diesel fuel regulations. The ADF regulation includes specific provisions designed to control potential increases in NOx emissions that could otherwise be caused using biodiesel under certain circumstances. Those provisions include a process for certification of additives or alternative diesel fuel formulations that have been shown to mitigate NOx increases from the use of biodiesel.

Targray is a leading North American BQ-9000 marketer and distributor of biofuels. Supported by a dedicated rail fleet and a terminal network spanning the U.S., the company develops innovative biodiesel solutions designed to enable fuel retailers, distributors, jobbers and fleet operators to achieve greater profitability and competitiveness while helping create a more sustainable economy for future generations.

 

 
 
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