GreenMan Technologies, Inc.’s subsidiary American Power Group Inc. (APG) has signed an EPA Test Vehicle Agreement with Casella Waste Systems Inc., to convert one of its refuse trucks to APG’s dual-fuel (diesel / natural gas) system and begin on-the-road test trials and emission compliance approval. APG recently became the first company in the U.S. to receive a Vehicular Memorandum of Exemption from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allowing public highway access for the testing and verification of APG’s dual-fuel upgrade system on aftermarket diesel truck and tractor engines.
The EPA test exemptions will allow APG to gather critical engine performance and emission data on a pre- and post- dual-fuel fuel basis to support EPA approval requirements and commence commercialization of their upgrade system in the United States. The initial vehicle to be tested for Casella Waste Systems Inc. will be a 2003 DT530 8.6 liter/275HP International refuse truck.
Casella Waste Systems, Inc. is an integrated regional solid waste services company that provides collection, transfer, disposal, recycling, and resource management services to residential, industrial, and commercial customers, throughout the eastern United States. The company owns or operates thirty-one solid waste collection operations, thirty transfer stations, and thirty-four recycling facilities supported by a fleet of more than one thousand vehicles.
This item compiled using information from a GreenMan Technologies press release.