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[Issue 1 2012]

Mauritius plans to move to 50ppm in 2011

Mauritius has announced plans to move to 50 ppm sulphur diesel in 2011. The announcement was made by the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, Hon. Devanand Virahsawmy during a two-day national sensitisation workshop and exhibition that took place on 22-23 November 2010 in Mauritius. This will make Mauritius the first country in Sub-Sahara Africa to switch to ultra low sulphur diesel. Only Morocco has implemented ultra low sulphur fuels nationally in Africa. The main aim to the workshop and exhibition was to highlight to stakeholders the switch by Mauritius to low sulphur diesel (500ppm sulphur) in August 2010 and the need to address vehicular emissions through implementation of cleaner fuels and vehicles programs. The exhibition showcased low emission vehicles including cleaner including buses to match the low sulphur diesel and vehicle emission testing equipments available in the country. The participants agreed to establish a Steering Committee to implement the recommendations of the workshop.

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