Bangchak Sriracha Refinery has initiated the production of low-sulphur fuel compliant with Euro 5 standards, effective from December 1, 2023. This endeavour aims to address air pollution concerns, particularly related to fine particulate matter, known as PM 2.5. Gasoline will undergo modifications to reduce sulphur content to below 10 parts per million (ppm), resulting in a significant reduction in airborne fine particulate matter. Simultaneously, diesel will experience a sulphur content reduction to less than 10 ppm, accompanied by quality improvements. This comprehensive approach aims to mitigate the release of hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter resulting from engine combustion, thereby reducing long-term environmental pollution.
Bangchak Sriracha Refinery, a Complex Refinery, completed equipment installation and integration in September 2023 to enhance product quality and meet Euro 5 standards. The incorporation of Polyshift™ technology into the refining process has played a pivotal role in managing lower levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), further reducing hydrocarbon emissions from engine combustion, sulphur oxide, and nitrogen emissions into the atmosphere. This initiative not only helps reduce environmental pollution from combustion engines but also contributes to lowering sulphur content, reducing nitrogen oxide emissions, and decreasing particulate matter, specifically PM 2.5, thereby yielding an overall positive impact on the environment.