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Sulfur: Commitment to the Environment - Petrobras


The sulfur in our productive chain is the fruit of our commitment to environmental preservation and social responsibility. The reason for this is because it is obtained from the removal of sulfurous compounds present, in small amounts, in oil-derived fuels, such as diesel and gasoline.

By removing sulfur from the fuels, we deliver products that help improve the quality of the air we breathe. When you step on your car's gas pedal, or when you use kilns at your plant, acid gases will be emitted.

Upwards of 90% of the sulfur in the world is used to produce sulfuric acid, the main purpose of which is to produce agricultural fertilizers (phosphated).

The remaining 10% are divided in other applications, such as:
- Dissolving wood to produce pulp;
- Bleaching sugar, ridding it of impurities;
- Vulcanizing rubbers, which increases product resistance, especially tires;
- Formulating insecticides and fungicides;
- Feedstock for the chemical industry, with emphasis on formulating biodegradable detergents;
- Feed supplement for livestock.


More information is available via e-mail, at or by phone, by calling 0800 728 9001.

This product complies with the National Petroleum Agency (NPA) specifications, which are unique to the Brazilian market and have different equivalences for the other countries.


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