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Just wondering about this whole urea/def in the big picture. I don't know anything about the manufacturing process and the chemistry involved in its production. The question I have is: 1. How much energy is consumed to produce def from raw material inputs all the way to trucking it and putting it on the shelf in a store? 2. What types of pollutants are produced/emitted in the production process again all the way to putting it on the shelf?
In the end are we actually producing less "pollutants" and conserving energy by being forced to use def when its all said and done.
Also don't forget one must factor in all the additional hidden costs as far as using def when you factor in the same questions (#1 and #2 above) to produce all the parts and componants that are added on to trucks and pickups to use the def.
Whenever we are mandated to do something that is supposed to be good for all of us, the regulators fail to anaylize there mandates in the "big" picture, Maybe I'm wrong and need to stop
Any answers or knowledge on this comments are appreciated
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