The company announced it has received a Certificate of Conformity from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency applicable for diesel-to-natural gas conversions of all 12 liter Mack E7 electronic engines up to model year 2006. The Certificate of Conformity allows engine conversions to proceed in 49 States and covers 166 Mack E7 engine/model/power variations.
Omnitek will offer 100% dyno-tested “drop-in” ready converted engines, configured for quick installation. An assembly line engine remanufacturing/conversion process performed by the company’s strategic partner Reviva will assure that engines are in “as new” condition with the highest quality and uniformity.
“We are excited to commence Mack E7 engine conversions immediately as there is significant pent up demand. We expect strong sales momentum in the quarters ahead as fleet customers take advantage of the favorable economics of natural gas and our ‘drop-in’ engine program. Diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions are a viable and cost-effective option for fleets to transition to natural gas within a practical timeframe,” said Werner Funk, president and CEO of Omnitek. “We anticipate conversions of refuse collection trucks will comprise a large portion of the Mack E7 business.”
“As engines are converted to use 100% natural gas, the payback on a diesel-to-natural gas truck conversion can be as short as 16 months, including the cost for the engine, fuel storage system and installation labor. This is a significant improvement compared with diesel-dual fuel technology, which uses a mix of diesel and only a small amount of natural gas,” Funk added.