By reducing the sulfur content, pollutants put into the air will be reduced by 2.6 million tons of smog-causing nitrogen oxide emissions each year 110,000 tons of soot or particulate matter per year
There is also a health benefit to this as well. The EPA estimates there are an estimated 8,300 premature deaths, 5,500 cases of chronic bronchitis and 17,600 cases of acute bronchitis in children annually. Also, an estimated 360,000 asthma attacks and 386,000 cases of respiratory symptoms in asthmatic children every year as well as 1.5 million lost work days, 7,100 hospital visits and 2,400 emergency room visits for asthma
ULSD fuel enables the use of cleaner technology diesel engines and vehicles with advanced emissions control devices. Even when used in older diesel engines ULSD is believed to result in lower vehicle emissions.