As previously announced, the company’s diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion system was selected as the best technology under a competitive grant process for the agency’s “Piloting Engine Upgrade Technologies in the Freight Mobility Sector” project. Omnitek’s technology reduces particulate emissions as well as nitrogen oxides and greenhouse gas emissions. The pilot project, led by Omnitek Engineering, includes trucking fleets and related service providers.
“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 completing the second phase of the project and participating in a full-scale conversion program for the Port of Seattle in Washington,” said Werner Funk, president and chief executive officer of Omnitek Engineering.
He added that Omnitek selected the 12.7 L Detroit Diesel Series 60 and the Caterpillar C15 engines based on the sheer number of trucks on the roads utilizing these engine models, which represents an addressable market of more than 1,000,000 trucks.
Source: Omnitek Engineering Corp.