Ian McFarlane (L) and Bill Marmion at the Kensington facility yesterday. Photo: Philip Gostelow

Lead role for Perth carbon capture lab

A high-tech national research facility opened in Perth yesterday is set to further cement Western Australia's standing as an international resources hub.


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Is any one looking at the NOX situation that is being reduced in Europe by the change from EGR to SCR which reduces the diesel engine exhaust gas to Hydrogen and water. The new diesel engines on trucks and farming equipment have this system and use a product called Adblue (manufactured around Australia by Goblue under licence from VDA in Germany) Europe and the USA have legislation that covers this and the next move is to bring it into passenger cars, the new Mercedes, Audi, Mazda cars already have this in Australia and can also be seen on the diesel buses by the Blue filler cap next to the black diesel cap. The product does not go through the engine but is sprayed into the exhaust and if the liquid runs out the engine is reduced in power until it is re-filled. The previous EGR system used more fuel and sent part of the exhaust gas back into the intake air to be burnt, but this used more fuel and made engine run hotter. The product Adblue in reducing the NOX in the exhaust makes the pollution reduction significant but is not mentioned any where and every one only talks about CO2 which is often shown by a reporter on the TV standing in front of cooling towers at a power station that is only emitting steam not CO2 so it is clear that no one understand that CO2 is not the only problem but we do need a level of CO2 to make the plants grow. NOX produces acid rain.

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