American Power Group Launches Pacific Northwest Dual Fuel Initiative
Two New Regional Authorized Dealers/Certified Installers Signed; Initial APG Conversions Successfully Running on CNG and 20% Biodiesel Fuel Mix
/EINPresswire.com/ -- LYNNFIELD, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/04/16 -- American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB: APGI), announced today that its subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. ("APG"), has signed two new Class 8 Authorized Dealers and Certified Installers to help launch APG's dual fuel technology in the Pacific Northwest. The two new APG Dealer/Installers are:
- Truck Source which is located in Portland, Oregon and is a one-stop-shop for heavy-duty truck sales, service and parts.
- Truck 'N Travel which is a full service TA Travel Center located north of Eugene in Coburg, Oregon and operates a Class 8 truck compatible CNG natural gas fueling station.
APG's first Pacific Northwest dual fuel customer is GloryBee (www.glorybee.com) which is headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, and has been supplying honey, sweeteners, spices, dried fruits, nuts, oils and other quality ingredients to natural food manufacturers, bakeries, and retail stores for over forty years as a family-owned business. GloryBee is dedicated to multiple sustainability practices to reduce energy usage and lower production of greenhouse gasses to minimize their carbon footprint. Innovative GloryBee sustainability projects include photovoltaic rooftop solar system for power and heat, increased use of 20% biodiesel fuel mix, and increased use of inner-city bicycle deliveries to help reduce CO2 emissions.
Biodiesel is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement used in existing diesel engines and can be made from a diverse mix of resources such as recycled cooking oil, soybean oil, and animal fats. It is the first commercial-scale fuel produced across the U.S. to meet EPA's definition as an Advanced Biofuel meaning the EPA has determined that it reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50% when compared with petroleum based diesel fuel.
Howard James, GloryBee's Maintenance Manager stated, " In 2016, we added APG's compressed natural gas (CNG) dual fuel technology to two of our trucks running on a 20% biodiesel fuel mix. These dual fuel trucks are expected to produce even cleaner fuel emissions and reduce additional greenhouse gasses compared to our current straight biodiesel initiative. We have been very pleased with APG's dual fuel performance and expect to expand its adoption to additional trucks in our fleet."
Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation's Chief Executive Officer stated, "The natural gas fueling infrastructure is starting to expand in the Pacific Northwest and we look forward to supporting the region and GloryBee's future sustainability objectives with more dual fuel trucks. Existing Class 8 heavy-duty diesel trucks are a top contributor to poor air quality across the United States. APG has carved out a specialized niche where our EPA and CARB qualified natural gas dual fuel technology is being recognized as one of the most effective diesel emission reduction solutions in the 13L to 15L Class 8 truck power range to reduce tailpipe criteria pollutants. Each year corporations can improve their sustainability results by replacing diesel fuel with natural gas, especially in the transportation of goods and services."
Mr. Jensen added, "With the growing use of biodiesel fuel which the EPA estimates at 2.1 billion gallons in 2015, APG is positioned to enhance the environmental benefits of using CNG/LNG and biodiesel through the additional use of our natural gas turbocharged dual fuel solutions."
About American Power Group Corporation
American Power Group's subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. provides cost effective products and services that promote the economic and environmental benefits of our alternative fuel and emission reduction technologies. Our patented Turbocharged Natural Gas® Dual Fuel Conversion Technology is a unique non-invasive software driven solution that converts existing vehicular and stationary diesel engines to run concurrently on diesel and various forms of natural gas including compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, conditioned well-head/ditch gas or bio-methane 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, our 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. Through our Trident Associated Gas Capture and Recovery Technology, we provide oil and gas producers a flare capture service solution for associated gases produced at their remote and stranded well sites. These producers are under tightening regulatory pressure to capture and liquefy the flared gases at their remote and stranded well sites or face significant oil output reductions. With our proprietary Flare to Fuel™ process technology we can convert these captured gases into natural gas liquids ("NGL") which can be sold as heating fluids, emulsifiers, or be further processed by refiners. Given pending federal methane capture regulations, we anticipate our next generation NGL processing systems will have the capability to convert the residual flared methane into pipeline quality natural gas that can be sold for a variety of dedicated and dual fuel vehicular, stationary, industrial and household uses. See additional information at: www. americanpowergroupinc.com
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