American Power Group Corporation announced that its subsidiary, American Power Group Inc, has received additional State of California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) Executive Order Certifications for its Turbocharged Natural Gas Dual Fuel System.
The additional CARB EO Certifications include vehicular engine models within the 2010-2012 engine years as follows:
Cummins ISX 14.9L
2010 8 models Up to 583 horsepower
2011 17 models Up to 592 horsepower
2012 17 models Up to 592 horsepower
Detroit Diesel DD15 14.8L
2010 10 models Up to 560 horsepower
2011 20 models Up to 560 horsepower
2012 20 models Up to 560 horsepower
These latest certifications are in addition to APG’s existing CARB EO Certifications for the 2010-2013 Volvo 12.8L engine families as well as APG’s industry-leading 497 EPA posted approvals covering Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Daimler, Mack, and Volvo engine families ranging in model years from 1991-2014.
Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “APG’s dual fuel has the ability to play an important role in the reduction of diesel related criteria pollutants (NOx and Particulate Matter) in California. Our recent dual fuel emission test results from the Center for Alternative Fuel Engines and Emissions at West Virginia University on SCR emission technology has shown greater than a 50% reduction in NOx emissions compared to the federal standard. These NOx levels would qualify APG’s dual fuel solution for CARB’s future “Optional Low NOx” consideration. We also intentionally targeted certification of high-horsepower engines as there are no effective dedicated natural gas solutions in this horsepower range and it is critical fleets can retain their diesel-like power and torque for the steep-grade topography in many areas of California. It is a “win-win” scenario when it comes to improving air quality and maintaining high-horsepower performance.
“With the Volvo, Cummins, and Detroit Diesel certifications, we have aggressively launched our heavy-haul dual fuel marketing program in concert with our natural gas fueling partners and an expanding network of California Dealers and Installers. RL Polk estimates there are over 30,000 California registered Class 8 trucks that are model year 2010 and newer. We are now in a position to: a) accelerate NOx reduction on the largest number of California registered trucks, b) allow fleets to achieve optional low NOx results well before California’s scheduled deadlines and c) become a major consumer of renewable natural gas (“RNG”) which is seeing phenomenal growth in California.”