Road transport, especially in large cities, is one of the main sources of air pollution, which is not only a threat to the environment, but also to our health. As a result of Diesel combustion, harmful substances such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, particulates or heavy metals enter the air. They cause photochemical smog and acid rain that damage ecosystems and destroy plants and building façades. Road transport also causes the emission of greenhouse gases, contributing significantly to the greenhouse effect. Other consequences of air pollution include a wide range of allergic, respiratory and heart diseases. According to research carried out in Hamburg by a German insurance company, people who live near busy streets (over 30,000 vehicles per day) have a 34% higher risk of cancer.
The negative effects of air pollution mentioned above can be reduced by implementing innovative environmentally friendly technologies in transport. One of such technologies is Diesel Dual Fuel, which allows for simultaneous combustion of Diesel and gas, that results in partial replacement of Diesel with gas. In consequence the engine consumes 30% -70% less Diesel, replacing it with propane-butane or natural gas (LPG, CNG / LNG). This in turn causes a significant reduction in exhaust emissions when compared to the same engine working only on Diesel.