Omnitek Engineering Corp., developer of natural gas engines and conversion technology, has finalized the development of a 420 hp 13-liter heavy-duty natural gas engine for truck and bus applications. The project was commenced for a European customer in late 2016 and the end product exceeds the Euro VI emissions standard.
The engine is equipped with Omnitek’s patented engine management system components and a highly efficient catalytic converter. Omnitek will be the exclusive OE supplier of key natural gas engine management system components required for the engine to meet the emissions standard.
“The ability of Omnitek’s technology to achieve EURO VI emissions certification standards, which is a competitive advantage and not easily achieved, represents an important milestone for the company,” said Werner Funk, president and chief executive officer of Omnitek Engineering Corp. “The availability of a EURO VI heavy-duty 13-liter natural gas engine, coupled with the rapidly emerging build-out of the natural gas fueling infrastructure, should further accelerate the deployment of natural gas heavy-duty vehicles in Europe as well as other world regions.”
“CO2, NOx and black carbon emissions from diesel engines, potent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, are abated when using natural gas, and our technology offers countries around the globe a viable and proven solution to address emissions policies of the 200-nation Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In addition, the price delta between diesel and natural gas makes the utilization of natural gas engines particularly attractive to fleet operators, and inquires for additional EURO VI engine development contracts have increased following our initial announcement regarding this development project,” Funk said.