TAC Building NLR Diesel Exhaust Fluid Hub

TAC Energy of Texarkana announced Monday that it is nearing completion of a new diesel exhaust fluid distribution hub in North Little Rock.

According to a news release, the DEF terminal is scheduled to be operational in early February. The facility is supplied by rail and reportedly is the first bulk rail trans-loading facility of its kind in central Arkansas.

"What this means for our customers is a more efficient supply chain and single terminal of both diesel fuel and DEF," said Rob Klein, a business manager for TAC. "Higher speed pumps at the rack mean more loads per driver.

"Additionally, TAC Energy customers can simply add DEF to their existing loading number at the terminal, insuring seamless back office integration while eliminating the need for driver retraining. This all equates to lower operating costs for our customers."

DEF consists of 67.5 percent de-ionized water and 32.5 percent urea. It is not a fuel additive and can't be combined with diesel fuel; instead, it's contained in a separate tank and injected into a diesel exhaust system.