US-based alternative energy provider APG International Inc. (APGI), a subsidiary of GreenMan Technologies, Inc., has entered into a dual-fuel distribution agreement with Caribbean Power Group CPG S.R.L. which has its headquarters in Santo Domingo. The agreement will cover sales, marketing and installation of APGI’s dual-fuel system for both diesel generators and diesel-powered vehicles. The Dominican Republic’s Directorate of Information previously reported that President Leonel Fernandez had launched the “Program to Implement the Use of Compressed Natural Gas In Vehicles” which is a plan to switch at least 20,000 public transport vehicles to natural gas.
The objective of the program is to establish four major corridors with natural gas fueling stations from Santo Domingo to different regions of the country. The government wants the use of natural gas to become a national priority.
Lyle Jensen, GreenMan’s President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “It was recently reported that the Dominican government issued 65 new licenses to companies which market natural gas and related natural gas activities, underscoring their commitment to implementing the needed infrastructure to make natural gas vehicles a reality. We are also seeing notable interest from the private sector for both power generation and vehicular natural gas applications.”
(This article primarily compiled using information from a Greenman Technologies, Inc. press release)