Fuel Quality

Requirements for nonroad mobile machinery

The ever-increasing stringency of emission requirements worldwide, in conjunction with a long-life compliance, require extremely efficient and durable engine and emissions reduction technology. One of the prerequisites for the correct performance of non-road mobile machinery engines, including their associated aftertreatment systems, is the availability of ultra-clean market fuels.

For that reason, EUROMOT requests legislators and authorities all over the world to provide both, the regulatory framework and the enforcement and quality control schemes, for the production and distribution of fuel qualities that are compatible with modern engine technologies.

In particular we demand:

  • the full alignment of nonroad and on-highway fuel specifications for Diesel and gasoline fuels as compliance with the latest emissions regulations for Nonroad Mobile Machinery (Stage V as laid out by (EU) 2016/1628) requires the same advanced technology level of engines and aftertreatment systems as found in on-highway vehicles; and
  • adequate quality control procedures throughout the supply chain from the refinery/import terminal through to the point of final delivery to the end user’s fuel tank. Nonroad fuels have a very different supply chain to fuels used for on-highway vehicles which could result in fuel qualities exceeding specifications at the point of final distribution to end users. 

EUROMOT member companies have made substantive investments in research and development to meet new engine emissions requirements set by regulators all over the world. Our industry needs confidence that the respective legislation for fuels quality can be trusted and that the authorities in charge are proceeding with the required quality controls as well as taking concrete corrective actions when discrepancies of that magnitude are documented by the end users.