Regional fleet operator will test APG dual fuel system
GreenMan Technologies, Inc. announced that its American Power Group, Inc. subsidiary has signed an EPA Test Vehicle Exemption agreement with Paper Transport Inc. to launch an over-the-road trial of its CNG/diesel dual fuel system on fleet delivery trucks. The initial Paper Transport vehicle to be tested will be a 2009 Freightliner Cascadia with a 14.8L Detroit Diesel DD15 Series engine.
APG’s system converts diesel engines to function more efficiently and at a lower operating cost (average net fuel cost savings of 25-35 percent) by seamlessly displacing 40-60 percent of the normal diesel fuel consumption with CNG, LNG, or biomethane. Besides, the introduction of natural gas through this technology does not impact engine power and will assist in extending the engine’s life as CNG is a clean burning fuel.
“We are committed to offering our customers economical, environmentally friendly transportation solutions. Our agreement to move forward with APG expands our commitment to converting more of our fuel consumption to natural gas,” said Jeff Shefchik, president of Paper Transport Inc., which currently operates seven dedicated NGV trucks.
Furthermore, Lyle Jensen, GreenMan's president and CEO, stated: "In April, the EPA formally amended the alternative fuel aftermarket conversion regulations for light medium and heavy duty vehicles
, which opens the market for properly engineered conversion systems to literally millions of diesel trucks on the road today." Source: GreenMan Technologies