GreenMan Technologies Inc. announced that its APG International Inc. subsidiary has received a follow-on order from ODIZIM/CNG Technologies, its local distributor in Africa, for the continued conversion of an existing customer’s local delivery truck fleet. The order is expected to be completed by the end of January 2012.
APG’ says its dual fuel system converts diesel engines and diesel generators to function more efficiently and at a lower operating cost by seamlessly displacing 40 to 70 percent of the normal diesel fuel consumption with CNG, LNG, well-head gas or biomethane. APG’s system is designed to be noninvasive to the OEM engine and operate within all OEM performance controls with the flexibility to return to 100 percent diesel operation at any time.
APG says its dual fuel conversion and emissions reduction systems can help users achieve their sustainability goals through lower carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions. APG says the introduction of natural gas through its dual fuel system does not impact diesel engine power or pulling torque and will assist in extending the engine’s oil life as natural gas is a cleaner burning fuel compared to diesel.
“We are pleased to see continued progress in expanding the use of our APG Dual Fuel Conversion systems in Africa,” says Lyle Jensen, GreenMan’s president and chief executive officer. “With this order, we will be approaching 130 vehicles operating with our dual fuel system and anticipate additional orders, as local customers have made measureable progress over the past several months toward establishing the necessary natural gas fueling infrastructure required to continue their fleet conversion to dual fuel.”