Technical Committee Automotive Fuels
Composition of Diesel fuels from German Refineries - Summer grade 2003 -
DGMK Research Project 583-1 investigates the composition of sulfur-free Diesel fuels
as a supplement to DGMK Report 583 published in 2002, which reports the
composition of Diesel fuels with a sulfur content of max. 350 mg/kg. Thereby the effect
of desulfurisation on the composition of Diesel fuels was determined.
In summer 2003 fuels from German refineries were sampled and examined. In contrast to the first survey, the number of tests was reduced significantly. Only those parameters were considered that were likely to have changed due to the modified refining processes.
Since sulfur-free products have to this extent been investigated for the first time, the results will give a significant contribution to questions regarding application techniques and ecology.