Under EPA's Intermediate Age requirements
APG signs agreements to test, upgrade and launch dual fuel conversion initiative
GreenMan Technologies, Inc. announced that its American Power Group, Inc. (APG) subsidiary has signed agreements with Valley Truck Parts and the University of Houston Texas Diesel Testing and Research Center (UH-TDTRC) for required testing to commence dual fuel upgrades of intermediate useful life (IUL) heavy-duty engines in the United States. The IUL addressed market is comprised of heavy-duty trucks with engines two model years old or older and less than 435,000 miles.
will be responsible for securing and delivering the targeted IUL engines to UH-TDTRC for testing, which will be performed in accordance with the Intermediate Age requirements of the EPA Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversion Final Rule. APG will conduct the required testing utilizing UH-TDTRC's test facility and heavy-duty engine dynamometer under the terms of a twelve-month agreement.
Within the next eight to ten weeks, the university will complete the upgrade to their facility for natural gas testing and procure additional emission analysis equipment. APG and UH-TDTRC are targeting September 2012 to begin formal testing and expect to test nine to fifteen engine families during the initial term of the agreement with a goal of securing the first EPA IUL approval before the end of the calendar year.
"APG's V5000 Aftermarket Upgrade System allows fleet owners to economically upgrade existing fleets to run on our natural gas dual fuel technology without compromising the power and torque of a diesel engine. Corporate fleets can install our system on their IUL vehicles and when they reach their fleet life cycle, the system can be transferred to another approved engine family. We anticipate heavy adoption of our aftermarket technology in the years to come as the CNG and LNG fill-station infrastructure continues to develop," said Lyle Jensen, GreenMan's president and CEO.Source: GreenMan Technologies Inc.