Clark Freightways, operating out of Coquitlam, BC is to have ten of its heavy duty trucks converted to dual-fuel operation. The conversion will be carried out by Cullen Diesel Power Ltd. of Nanaimo, BC after Cullen entered into an Authorized Dealer Agreement and a Certified Installer Agreement with American Power Group, Inc. (APG), designer and manufacturer of the natural gas retrofit systems.
Through the agreement, APG will introduce Turbocharged Natural Gas® V5000 Dual Fuel Systems to British Columbia. The first APG dual-fuel order for ten systems is being funded through a local natural gas conversion incentive program. Shipment of the APG systems is scheduled for September 2016.
Cullen Diesel Power Ltd and its subsidiaries will manage all aspects of the APG V5000 dual-fuel conversions in British Columbia.
Clark Freightways is committed to reducing their carbon footprint through continual research, investment, and implementation of fuel conservation and emission reduction solutions.
Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer stated, “We look forward to working with Cullen Diesel Power and Clark Freightways and fully support the various incentive programs to open up the British Columbia market to the economic and environmental benefits of APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas® Dual Fuel Technology. There are reported to be over 50,000 registered Class 8 trucks in BC and many are heavy-haul high horsepower route profiles which only have dual-fuel natural gas technology as a solution in order to retain the required power and torque performance. This pilot program is a “win-win” scenario for the fleet owners and citizens of British Columbia.”
APG’s non-invasive software driven solution converts existing vehicular and stationary diesel engines to run concurrently on diesel and various forms of natural gas including compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), conditioned well-head/ditch gas or biomethane gas (RNG – renewable natural gas) with the flexibility to return to 100% diesel fuel operation to avoid any natural gas range anxiety. Depending on the fuel source and operating profile, APG’s EPA and CARB approved dual-fuel conversions seamlessly displace 45% – 65% of diesel fuel with cleaner burning natural gas resulting in measurable reductions in nitrous oxides (NOx) and other diesel-related emissions.
(Source: American Power Group)