PRÄG Group strengthens AdBlue cooperation network

Since August 2015, the PRÄG Group domiciled in Kempten/Allgäu has been strengthening its nationwide cooperation network for the sales and distribution of AdBlue AdBlue. Thus, 16 companies are now participating in this consortium with the name "Blue-Service".

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For more than 100 years, the PRÄG Group has been a reliable supplier of energy, heat and mobility. With a staff of 196 and a network of roughly 100 petrol stations, PRÄG counts among the largest medium-sized energy suppliers in Germany. Apart from the headquarters in Kempten, the company also has branches in Augsburg, Heidenau/Dresden, Leipzig and Weimar.

"We offer our customers a wide range of energy sources such as heating oil, pellets and fuels and since recently also electricity and gas. In addition, we supply commercial customers with biodiesel and AdBlue AdBlue", says Johannes Gösling, managing director of PRÄG Energie GmbH & Co. KG. "The sustainability of our services is important to us. This is why we are continuously expanding our range of environmentally compatible energy sources and are looking for intelligent solutions for our customers", Gösling goes on to say.

"We are pleased that we can welcome a professional from the medium-sized energy business like the PRÄG Group to the Blue-Service network", says Oliver Korting from AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG. The agricultural retail and services company from Münster and Hanover is active in, among other things, the energy industry and as such is part of this network. AGRAVIS supports the consortium in purchasing both from national and international wholesalers. The partners use twelve own special vehicles for the transport of loose goods and also engage hauliers.

The petrol station service from AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG is helping with the set up of the infrastructure at petrol stations.

The prospects for increasing sales potentials are good: From September 2015, all new passenger car models must meet the Euro 6 emission standard to satisfy the registration criteria. The standard stipulates a reduction of the nitrogen oxide emissions by more than half compared to Euro 5. For large diesel vehicles to achieve this value, they have to subject the exhaust gas to an aftertreatment. For that purpose, they inject AdBlue, an aqueous solution made from synthetic urea, into a nitrogen oxide storage catalytic converter. There the ammonia contained in the AdBlue reacts with the nitrogen oxides and converts these emissions into water vapour and nitrogen, a chief ingredient of air. This technology the experts call selective catalytic reduction (SCR).