Amber 363 is Amber Resources’ proprietary low NOX (nitrogen) emissions diesel fuel, and is considered the Best Available Control Technology by the South Coast Air Quality Management District as a liquid fuel for use in back-up generators and boilers.
Amber 363 meets ASTM D975 specifications while offering greater microbial resistance, lower oxidation, lower affinity for water and longer shelf life than standard diesel fuel. Amber 363 is an outstanding single source fuel for multiple equipment types (e.g., generators and boilers) and long-term storage.
Amber 363 Fuel and Regulations
1990, Congress adopted the Clean Air Act Amendments, and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was given the task of coordinating the efforts to reduce ozone-generating airborne pollutants. Southern California–in particular the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)–took a lead in pollutant reduction, and was one of the first to have its plan approved by the EPA. The extent to which the ultimate Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) levels and Lowest Achievable Emission Rating (LAER) levels will reflect the emission limits set by SCAQMD Regulation 1146 for other areas of the United States is uncertain.
AMBER® 363-II FUEL was originally developed as a stand-by fuel with the emission requirements of SCAQMD Regulation 1146 in mind. Depending on the specific boiler/burner configuration, NOx emissions in the range of 10-30 ppm can be achieved. The EPA mandated that all non-attainment states must submit a detailed plan for controlling emissions. The NOx RACT levels for most non-attainment areas are presently less stringent than those specified under SCAQMD Regulation 1146.