American Power Group Corporation’s subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. (APG), has received online notification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that its recent Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversion Submission has been approved for the following additional Intermediate Useful Life (IUL) engines:
- Detroit Diesel DD13 12.8L (2012 to 2008)
- MBE 4000 12.8L (2009 to 2007)
- Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7L (2006 to 2005)
- Detroit Diesel Series 60 14.0L (2009 to 2005)
- Detroit Diesel DD15 14.8L (2009 to 2008)
The submission utilized APG’s V5000 Dual Fuel Turbocharged Natural Gas® technology which is required to meet specific design, componentry and emission compliance criteria per the EPA Final Rule 40CFR Parts 85 and 86. Eight Detroit Diesel DD 13 engine families became APG’s third IUL approval covering Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) engine technology which meets or exceeds the current 2010 EPA OEM certified engine emission standards. APG says it leads the industry with 473 OUL and IUL approvals covering six of the top OEM engine platforms including 17 IUL approvals for 2012-2010 OEM engine families (Detroit Diesel DD15/DD13 and Mack/Volvo D13) with SCR engine technology.
Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “We are especially pleased to add the 2012-2010 Detroit Diesel DD13 family with SCR engine technology to our list of EPA approved engines. The DD13 engine offers an optimal blend of performance and efficiency that is specifically designed for the less-than-truck-load (LTL), regional distribution and vocational applications. Logistic traffic patterns are beginning to change to more of a hub and spoke route versus the historical long haul routes. In dual-fuel configuration, the DD13 engine addresses this new traffic pattern and opens up an expanded natural gas vehicular market for APG in the 350HP to 470HP range.”
Jensen added, “IUL engine approvals including those with SCR technology are critical for us to address the needs of the larger national and regional fleet operators who rotate their vehicles every four to five years. We estimate there are 600,000 – 700,000 Class 8 trucks that fall into the total eligible IUL designation.”
The APG system and natural gas tank can be transferred to a fleet owner’s next vehicle at the time of rotation. This allows the fleet owner to realize maximum end-of-life value for the truck being rotated out as a clean burning diesel truck. Jensen explains APG’s system and third-party natural gas tanks are rated for a 15 to 20 year operating life that can generate estimated lifetime fuel savings measured in the hundreds of thousands of dollars or multiples of the total dual fuel investment.
(Source: American Power Group)