American Power Group (APG) will be working with Glasgow-based Marine Fuel Conversions, LLC (MFC) to evaluate potential opportunities for APG’s dual fuel solution, specifically in marine applications. MFC will be responsible for funding and coordinating all feasibility and beta testing activities necessary to determine how APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas® dual fuel system can be commercialized in Europe.
The beta testing period is expected to run between 9 to 15 months. MFC will use Scotland’s University of Strathclyde’s Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Group to lead the technical feasibility/commercialization effort and will be working with Scottish Enterprise’s Aerospace, Defense and Marine Industry Group for potential funding sources. Upon successful completion of the study, MFC has been granted a multi-year license to sell and install APG’s system in select marine applications and in select European countries.
“We believe that APG’s solution is the most cost effective and best dual fuel conversion technology in the market today. We will be working with some of the world’s best minds in the area of marine engine design, modeling and engineering on this initiative. I have successfully worked for several years with both the University of Strathclyde as well as Scottish Enterprise to develop and bring new innovative technologies to Scotland,” said Tom Galvin, Founder and MFC’s CEO.
Moreover, Lyle Jensen, APG’s CEO, commented, “We are excited to explore the multiple opportunities for our dual fuel solution in marine applications. We also think the timing is right for forming this relationship as it has been recently reported that as of January 1, 2015, ships sailing on US, Canadian and European routes will be compelled to burn much cleaner and more expensive diesel fuel under new environmental regulations adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).”
Source: American Power Group