Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Ballance continues to clear the air

27 November 2012

Ballance continues to clear the air

Farm nutrient company Ballance is continuing to tune up the transport industry with GoClear, an exhaust additive that reduces emissions, with production of the solution reaching 2 million litres this month since manufacturing commenced in 2010.

GoClear is a high purity aqueous urea solution injected into the exhaust of diesel engines using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by converting nitrogen oxide into harmless components of water vapour and nitrogen gas.

Ballance makes GoClear at its ammonia-urea plant at Kapuni, Taranaki, and growth in demand for the product continues to accelerate.

Ballance Process and Chemicals Manager Terry Smith says the company is alone in offering a “100% made in New Zealand” solution to reduce emissions.

“Using urea from the country’s only plant of its kind, GoClear is made using all New Zealand resources and labour, which means all of the benefits remain here.

“Together with our partner Orica, we distribute and market the product in bulk, which is both cost effective and economically sensible.”

As demand increases around the country, Ballance has forged distribution partnerships to make the product easily accessible.

"The rapid growth in SCR truck numbers has seen a growing need for bulk installations,” says Dr Smith.

“We’ve been supplying GoClear since 2010 and it has been distributed in 1000-litre tanks and in bulk to transport operators. However, the general public have not been able to purchase in bulk.”

In a New Zealand first, GoClear is now available to the public at McKeown Petroleum’s Gore and Oamaru fuel stops, and Z Sanson (as Z-DEC), and is coming soon to Z Mount Wellington and Caltex Bombay Hills.

Further expansion of the network is underway with other major New Zealand fuel distributors.

Dr Smith says a growing number of the national truck fleet is using SCR technology and New Zealand-based supply is important in minimising supply risk and delivery time for this product, which is now critical to our transport infrastructure.

“Dependency on overseas manufacture of a similar product is a risk we can’t afford. Local manufacture and safe, efficient and economic distribution is the only logical way to provide the solution.

“Ballance, in partnership with local companies, is the only company capable of providing that service."

Ballance and Orica have on-farm delivery systems available for filling tractors using SCR technology including New Holland, Claas, Case IH and Massey Fergusson. Farmers near Gore and Oamaru can buy directly from McKeown Petroleum’s fuel stops in smaller quantities.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Sky City : Auckland Convention Centre Cost Jumps By A Fifth

SkyCity Entertainment Group, the casino and hotel operator, is in talks with the government on how to fund the increased cost of as much as $130 million to build an international convention centre in downtown Auckland, with further gambling concessions ruled out. The Auckland-based company has increased its estimate to build the centre to between $470 million and $530 million as the construction boom across the country drives up building costs and design changes add to the bill.
More>>

ALSO:

RMTU: Mediation Between Lyttelton Port And Union Fails

The Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) has opted to continue its overtime ban indefinitely after mediation with the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) failed to progress collective bargaining. More>>

Earlier:

Science Policy: Callaghan, NSC Funding Knocked In Submissions

Callaghan Innovation, which was last year allocated a budget of $566 million over four years to dish out research and development grants, and the National Science Challenges attracted criticism in submissions on the government’s draft national statement of science investment, with science funding largely seen as too fragmented. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Spark, Voda And Telstra To Lay New Trans-Tasman Cable

Spark New Zealand and Vodafone, New Zealand’s two dominant telecommunications providers, in partnership with Australian provider Telstra, will spend US$70 million building a trans-Tasman submarine cable to bolster broadband traffic between the neighbouring countries and the rest of the world. More>>

ALSO:

More:

Statistics: Current Account Deficit Widens

New Zealand's annual current account deficit was $6.1 billion (2.6 percent of GDP) for the year ended September 2014. This compares with a deficit of $5.8 billion (2.5 percent of GDP) for the year ended June 2014. More>>

ALSO:

Still In The Red: NZ Govt Shunts Out Surplus To 2016

The New Zealand government has pushed out its targeted return to surplus for a year as falling dairy prices and a low inflation environment has kept a lid on its rising tax take, but is still dangling a possible tax cut in 2017, the next election year and promising to try and achieve the surplus pledge on which it campaigned for election in September. More>>

ALSO:

Job Insecurity: Time For Jobs That Count In The Meat Industry

“Meat Workers face it all”, says Graham Cooke, Meat Workers Union National Secretary. “Seasonal work, dangerous jobs, casual and zero hours contracts, and increasing pressure on workers to join non-union individual agreements. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news