Clean Air Power, developer of dual-fuel combustion technology that enables heavy-duty diesel engines to operate on a combination of diesel and natural gas, has received an extension of order from Sainsbury’s, a major UK supermarket. The initial order, for 14 units of its Genesis Edge Dual-Fuel system [laced earlier this year, has been increased by 10 more units, planned for delivery during the current financial year. The 24 trucks will operate using biomethane gas produced from landfill waste.
The Genesis Edge product can be installed on customers’ existing vehicles. Diesel engine performance and efficiency are maintained while delivering significant fuel cost savings, along with a marked reduction in carbon emissions.
Commenting on the order, John Pettitt, CEO of Clean Air Power, said: “We are delighted that Sainsburys has increased its order. We have been working very closely with them over the last 3 years and their further support of our Genesis Edge Dual-Fuel systems is extremely encouraging.”
Available as an aftermarket product, the dual-fuel system was developed for the DAF CF85 and Mercedes-Benz Axor Euro 3 heavy trucks. Clean Air Power is also developing a variant of system and, following a successful trial, will deliver a minimum of 50 systems under an agreement with a European operator in 2012.
(This article compiled using information from Clean Air Power)