Environmental pollution

Working towards a cleaner union
Environmental policy, unlike other political fields, is an area in which the European Union has a comparatively wide array of responsibilities. In some of them the block has tackled problems head-on. One example is plastics, the use of which the EU is keen on limiting. On the other hand critics argue that the EU isn’t very forceful when it comes to issues such as air pollution or eco-friendly agriculture. Will the bloc use its powers more effectively in the future?
07 March 2018, Switzerland, Geneva: A filler plug for a diesel tank is on display right next to a AdBlue filler plug (L) on an Audi SUV SQ7 TDI car model during the 2nd Press Day at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Photo: Uli Deck/dpa/archive
07 March 2018, Switzerland, Geneva: A fi […]

Exhaust gas purification for diesel vehicles

Industry wants to curb nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines using modern catalytic converter technology. One possibility is the admixture of AdBlue, which contains urea. But how exactly does it work?