American Power Group, Inc. (APG), a U.S. company manufacturing dual-fuel technology for natural gas applications, has been selected by Oklahoma-based Go Freedom Fuel, Inc. (Go Freedom) to provide APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas® Dual Fuel Systems in conjunction with a Go Freedom Pilot Program focusing on the quarries and mines of Northeast Oklahoma.
Eight APG V5000 systems will be purchased and installed on Go Freedom customer vehicles with previously approved EPA engine families and two APG V5000 systems will be installed on a large CAT Off-Highway quarry truck and a CAT wheel loader after APG’s EPA Test Exemption Application has been approved.
Established in 2008 and based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Go Freedom has played a leadership role in the natural gas industry by providing innovative CNG equipment and natural gas fueling solutions to alternative fuel customers in their region. Go Freedom specializes in implementing “CNG Pilot Programs” by designing CNG solutions for new customers needing an alternative fuel solution for their high-horsepower fleets often times involving onsite CNG stations and fleet conversions.
Go Freedom’s principles, Bridger Kucinski and Joe Barnts stated, “The off-highway segment of loaders and heavy haul trucks in the quarry and open pit mining industries is in need of a viable alternative fuel solution to reduce their diesel consumption. With the exception of APG’s dual-fuel solution, we have not found a natural gas engine solution that can meet the demands and power performance of these heavy duty off-highway applications at a competitive cost. With numerous off-highway opportunities, we are happy to announce our selection and utilization of APG’s dual-fuel technology in our pilot program and look forward to the launch this coming month.”
Lyle Jensen, CEO of American Power Group stated, “Go Freedom’s innovative pilot program is an integrated fueling and equipment solution that provides a turnkey fueling and conversion experience for the fleet owner. We are pleased to have been selected for their dual-fuel pilot program and look forward to collectively working together to open up this new off-highway quarry/mining market in Oklahoma and, eventually, around the world”.