Wakefield opens Canada’s first DEF solutionizing facility for H2Blu

TORONTO, Ont. — Wakefield Canada has opened its H2Blu diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) solutionizing facility in Toronto. The ribbon cutting ceremony, held on Friday, took place well ahead of the original business timetable, officials said. The company says the strength of sales of H2Blu in the first six months justified increased Canadian production and the construction of the facility.

The new facility will take prilled urea, the raw ingredient in DEF, and process it into ready-to-use H2Blu DEF. The solutionizing facility is housed within Wakefield’s existing lubricant blending plant in Toronto’s Long Branch area. Officials say the facility is the first of its kind in this country. Wakefield sources prill through CDI (Cervantes-Delgado Inc), a partner of PotashCorp.

Wakefield says by manufacturing and packaging H2Blu in its own facility, the company is able to control the product’s purity.

“Purity is critical to the operation of today’s SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) clean diesel vehicles,” the company said in a release. “Impurities can cause engines to operate improperly, slow down (derate) or even stop.”

In addition to the manufacturing equipment, Wakefield has also increased its distribution fleet adding the specialized trucks required for distribution of sensitive DEF.

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