American Power Group, Inc. (APG), a subsidiary of American Power Group Corporation, 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 Outside Useful Life (OUL) engines:
- Cummins ISX (2006 – 2002)
- Cummins ISM (2006 – 2002)
- Detroit Diesel MBE 4000 (2006 – 2004)
The submission utilized APG’s latest 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.
Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation’s President and CEO, stated, “This approval marks another important performance milestone as we expand our approved vehicular product offerings to include the popular Cummins ISX and ISM engine families. Since May 2012, we have achieved eighty-eight EPA OUL engine family approvals and have received purchase orders for twelve initial vehicular conversions totaling over $120,000 from six different customers. APG is now operating in eight states and is expanding its authorized dealer and certified installer networks nationwide. We are seeing a noticeable increase in early-adopter fleets matching up their natural gas fill-station infrastructure requirements to utilize APG’s aftermarket user technology.”
APG was previously known as GreenMan Technologies, Inc., changing its name to APG early August this year to mark its fully-committed goal to capitalize on the growing demand for dual-fuel options in the marketplace. Under its old name, the company received approval for several Caterpillar and Detroit Diesel ‘Outside Useful Life’ (OUL) engines in May 2012.
Mr. Jensen added, “Our goal is to complete emissions testing on all remaining high-profile OUL engine families by the end of the calendar year which would open up an estimated domestic multi-billion dollar OUL addressable market of 500,000 vehicles. This will allow us to then focus all our efforts on obtaining approvals for our targeted Intermediate Age (IUL) engine families which represents an estimated additional 400,000 potential vehicles for dual-fuel conversion. We are scheduled to begin formal IUL testing in early-October with a goal of securing our first EPA IUL approval by the end of the calendar year and completing the testing for up to fifteen engine families during the course of the next twelve months.”
(This article compiled using information from American Power Group Corporation, Inc. press releases)