AdBlue® for commercial vehicles

AdBlue for commercial vehicles

If you have a commercial vehicle equipped with SCR technology with the standards Euro IV, V or Euro VI, you will need AdBlue. These cover the following vehicles:

  • Commercial vehicles with SCR such as trucks, refuse trucks, fire engines… ,
  • Light-goods vehicles with SCR or “LGV” such as vans
  • Vehicles that transport passengers such as coaches, buses, school buses, minibuses…

Since 2005, we have worked alongside and guided, hundreds of fleets of all sizes in their choice of AdBlue and AdBlue equipment. Yara’s Air1 sales team offers you its expertise, whether you are a reseller, forecourt or service station owner or an operator of commercial fleets; coaches, trucks or buses.

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Where can I buy AdBlue for my commercial vehicle?

AdBlue is sold by Yara all over Europe, The Americas, Australasia and Africa in the same retail sites and distribution networks where you already buy diesel for your vehicle. It is also sold in service stations for trucks, and thanks to our free smart phone “AdBlue app” you can find your nearest AdBlue retail site or you can find the service stations that sell AdBlue along your journey.

If you have several vehicles, you can also have AdBlue delivered in bulk directly to your home depot. To do this, you will need to choose a bulk tank from our range, or we can deliver AdBlue packaged in 1000 liter IBCs or 210 liter drums.

More information on where to buy AdBlue?

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Which AdBlue should I buy?

Whatever your requirement, we have the packaging for you! Your choice will depend on your consumption and the size of your commercial vehicle fleet and the number of Euro IV, V or VI SCR vehicles you have, regardless of whether you have, trucks, buses, coaches or light commercial vehicles.

Please do make sure you are buying “AdBlue” and not a product called “urea solution”. The product that you use needs to meet very strict ISO quality standards, otherwise you are at risk of contaminating your SCR system on your vehicle.

Contact us and we will help you make the right choice according to your needs. We offer AdBlue in:

  • Packaged format: 10L AdBlue Cans, 210L AdBlue Drums, 1000L IBCs of AdBlue
  • Bulk deliveries directly to your site

How much AdBlue will I use?

The average consumption of AdBlue for commercial vehicles will depend of the type of vehicles that you are driving (truck, bus, coach, van, refuse truck…), as well as its level of use. The type of journey you are driving will also have an impact on how much the engine needs to work and therefore on how much AdBlue you will need.

In general, expect a consumption of AdBlue of between 4% to 6% of the diesel consumption. In other words, you will use about 5litres of AdBlue for every 100Litres of diesel, or about 1.5Litres of AdBlue for every 100km on the road. This means you will fill your AdBlue tank much less frequently than your tank for diesel.

We offer a calculator for the consumption of AdBlue that will be more precise based on your requirements. Please contact us for an estimate of the approximate consumption of AdBlue for your fleet.

What is the most economical way to buy AdBlue?

The most economical way is for Yara to deliver its Air1 AdBlue product in bulk directly to a dedicated AdBlue tank installed on your site. You can also buy AdBlue from our network of Air1 suppliers, where you will find AdBlue in 10L cans, in 210L drums and in 1000L IBCs. If properly stored, AdBlue has a shelf life of 12 months.

Learn more about how to handle and store AdBlue

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How much does AdBlue cost?

The price of AdBlue depends on the amount that you will order. In general, the price of AdBlue per litre is much lower than that of diesel sold at the pump.

Most vehicles equipped with SCR catalysts use about 5% less diesel than other vehicles. This fuel saving for your truck, bus or light-goods vehicle makes AdBlue an economical choice. The running costs of your fleet will generally be lower than the ones of a fleet running with EGR vehicles that are not equipped with SCR.

What drives AdBlue prices?

Several factors impact AdBlue price. AdBlue is a high purity urea solution that has synthetic urea as a raw material. Because of the quality needed it is produced so that it is much purer than that used as fertilizer by farmers. It is therefore sold at a completely different price. Also, urea production requires a lot of energy, mostly natural gas. The price levels of oil, natural gas and ammonia have a direct impact on urea prices. When the price of these commodities increases, it has an impact on the AdBlue market prices.

Our sales team for AdBlue offer you several options for AdBlue under our Air1 brand:

  • AdBlue Storage solutions that can be sold standard or tailor made
  • AdBlue sold in packs, from Cans to IBCs 
  • Project management for the installation of AdBlue tanks 
  • Engineering and site assessment for independent resellers or for distribution networks 
  • Finance options

If you need AdBlue for your trucks, buses, coaches or vans: choose Air1 from Yara, the leading AdBlue brand in Europe.

Air1 brings supply reliability

  • Yara, a world leading urea producer, is one of the key players that pioneered AdBlue. Produced in several of its plants in Europe, including our Sluiskil plant in the Netherlands which is the world’s largest AdBlue production site in the world, you can count on uninterrupted AdBlue supply and reliability from Yara’s distribution network. Air1 works in partnership with reliable distributors to deliver to you wherever you may be. Yara continues to develop and strengthen its supply chain so that we can continue to guarantee a reliable supply of AdBlue under the Air1 brand name.

Air1 is a high quality product

  • Air1’s AdBlue is produced from “primary” or “virgin” urea extracted directly from the production of urea hotmelt to avoid impurities. It is very different from urea used for mineral fertilizers that is not as pure. Yara’s AdBlue uses specially treated demineralized water. We transport our AdBlue in dedicated road tankers and railcars or by pipeline to dedicated terminals. Each batch of AdBlue produced in a Yara plant is always analysed first before being shipped.