The U.S. is expected to dominate the
market in North America. It has been
estimated that U.S. contributes to
almost 70 percent of the ammonia that
is used for the production of urea.
In the U.S., about half of the urea
is produced as solid fertilizer, and
about 25 percent is consumed for the
production of nitrogen based solutions.
The increase in the production of urea
in the U.S. is expected to drive the
market in the future. The increase in
use of selective catalytic reduction
technology is expected to drive the
market in future.
SCR technology is mainly used to
reduce nitrogen oxide emission up to
90 percent, at the same time reducing
carbon dioxide (CO) emission by 50
percent to 60 percent. SCR systems are
also attached with the diesel particulate
filter to reduce greater emission
that can harm the environment. The
increased use of SCR for the reduction
of emission, allows more light duty
vehicles to meet the requirement of
EPA emission regulations.
The other factors that are
responsible for the growth of the market
during the forecast period are stringent
government regulations for the use of
the Rhode Works plan violates the
Constitution’s Commerce Clause by
discriminating against out-of-state
trucking companies, and by designing
the tolls in a way that does not fairly
approximate motorists’ use of the roads.
“This toll regime was designed to,
and does in fact, impose discriminatory
and disproportionate burdens on out-
of-state operators and on truckers who
are operating in interstate commerce,”
the suit states. “By design, the tolls
fall exclusively on the types of trucks
that are most likely to be engaged in
the interstate transport of cargo, while
exempting automobiles and the smaller
vehicles that are relatively more likely
to be engaged in intrastate travel.
“The toll program also limits the
tolls collected from trucks that make
multiple trips within Rhode Island
in a single day, a feature that was
expressly intended to, and does in
fact, provide disproportionate benefits
to Rhode Island operators and those
engaged in intrastate commerce.”
Chris Maxwell, president of Rhode
Island Trucking Association, said,
“From the outset of this debate, Rhode
Island’s trucking industry and business
community stepped forward as viable
partners for long-overdue infrastructure
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DEF and an increase in production of
trucks and other vehicles.
The key players in today’s market
include Cummins Filtration (U.S.),
Nissan Chemical Industries (Japan),
Yara International (Norway), Shaw
Development LLC (U.S.), CF Industries
Holdings (U.S.), McPherson Companies
(U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Blue Sky
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (U.S.), Brenntag
AG (Germany), Carson (U.S.) and
Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (Japan).
Key Findings include the following:
• The global DEF market is expected
to reach about $22 billion by 2023.
• Regionally, North America is expected
to have the largest market by 2023.
• In Europe, Germany accounted for
the largest market share of 45.43
percent in 2016, with a market value
of $796.1 million and is projected to
grow at the highest CAGR of 10.16
percent during the forecast period.
France was the second-largest
market in 2016 and is projected to
grow at a CAGR of 9.78 percent.
• On the basis of storage solution,
bulk storage dominated the global
DEF industry market with a share
of 39.74 percent in 2016.
• On basis of vehicle type, Commercial
vehicles dominated the global DEF
industry market with a share of 76.16
percent in 2016.
Truck groups sue
Rhode Island over tolls
Arlington, Va.-based American
Trucking Associations (ATA), along with
three motor carriers representing the
industry, has asked a federal court to rule
Rhode Island’s Rhode Works truck-only
toll program unconstitutional, arguing it
discriminates against interstate trucking
companies and impedes the flow of
“Since Rhode Works was first
proposed, the trucking industry
has been strong and united in
opposition to this extortionate plan.
We’ve warned politicians in Rhode
Island that these truck-only tolls
were unconstitutional and should be
rolled back,” said Chris Spear, ATA’s
president and chief executive. “It is
unfortunate that Governor Raimondo
and her administration did not heed
those warnings, but now we will see
them in court.”
In its suit, ATA, along with
Cumberland Farms Inc., M&M
Transport Services Inc. and New
England Motor Freight, argues that
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