“Converting diesel engines to operate on natural gas offers trucking operators a significant return on investment, with much lower fuel costs and cleaner combustion. We look forward to working with the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and our partners to achieve the goals of the Port of Seattle’s Clean Truck Program and participating in a full-scale conversion program,” said Werner Funk, president and CEO of Omnitek.
He also commented that the diesel-to-natural-gas conversion business is ramping up since the company’s recent EPA approval of its technology for the widely operated line of heavy-duty Navistar DT466E and DT530E engines.
Moreover, Stephen Lambo, president of American Strategic Group, explained: “Seattle has already converted its refuse trucks and airport taxis to CNG, so extending the environmental and economic benefits of natural gas to the Port of Seattle drayage fleet is an innovative approach to keeping the port competitive in the post-Panamax era of ocean shipping. We think the ability to convert existing assets is crucial for CNG infrastructure development in the United States.”
Source: Omnitek Engineering