Chevron Products Co. has begun providing Proformix, a clean-diesel fuel, to truck fleets at the port of Los Angeles in an effort to reduce emissions from diesel engines. Chevron added that it is introducing the new fuel in limited quantities to on-and-off highway commercial customers in Southern California.
Chevron said terminal operators at the Port of Los Angeles have tested Proformix and agreed to use the new fuel as a way to meet California's air quality objectives. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has verified that Proformix reduces particulate matter by 63% and NOx by 14%.
Chevron said Proformix will be marketed to commercial customers with centrally fueled fleets or equipment, including buses, waste management fleets, agricultural/construction equipment and stationary power generators. It is a "water-in-fuel" diesel blend that uses Lubrizol's PuriNOx technology to lower PM and NOx emissions in direct-injection, diesel-powered engines.