Diesel exhaust fluid provider Yara North America will open a new storage terminal in Bayonne, N.J., to give fleets and retail outlets throughout the East Coast with increased access to Air1 DEF

Diesel-powered vehicles equipped with selective catalytic reduction engines rely on DEF to lower nitrogen oxide emissions and meet the EPA's 2010 heavy-duty engine and vehicle emissions standards.

The fully operational storage facility will double Yara's capacity in the Northeast, one of the nation's busiest and most crowded trucking corridors. In 2011, Class 4-8 vehicles consumed 70 million gallons of DEF in North America. Integer Research forecasts consumption in this segment will increase to 465 million gallons by 2015, a five-fold increase.

The Bayonne terminal is Yara's latest investment to expand its global production and distribution capabilities. Last year, Yara announced additional production capabilities at its facility in Sluiskil, Netherlands, and opened an additional storage terminal in Houston.

Yara currently operates a coast-to-coast network of terminals throughout North America in order to supply what many predict will become the largest DEF market in the world in the coming years.