American Power Group Corp. (APG) has announced that its international division will be participating in the first major alternative fuels conference to be held in Mexico.
Notably, APG plans to tout its Turbocharged Natural Gas vehicular dual fuel system for fleets.
AltFuels Mexico 2017 will be held at the Convention Center of the World Trade Center of Mexico City where experts and organizations from around the world will gather to address and exhibit the benefits of natural gas and the latest clean fuel technologies. Conference officials report that more than 130 companies are exhibiting their latest products and technologies, with over 2,700 registered attendees from five continents.
APG International is co-exhibiting at the conference with Gascomb, one of APG’s authorized dealers and certified installers in Mexico, offering some of the most advanced bi-fuel and dedicated vehicle conversion technologies available.
Mario Blanco, APG’s vice president of international sales and marketing, says, “In January 2017, the Mexican government eliminated certain fuel subsidies for diesel and gasoline, resulting in a 15%-20% increase in diesel fuel prices, which is causing fleets to look very seriously at natural gas solutions. Mexican officials report a multi-billion dollar investment is being made in expanding the natural gas pipeline infrastructure and adding hundreds of natural gas fueling stations in the next few years.”
He continues, “APG’s Turbocharged Natural Gas vehicular dual fuel system provides fleets with a proven, cost-effective solution to mitigate these fuel increases and serves as an incentive for Mexican fleets to use a lower cost and more stable-priced fuel that is significantly more environmentally friendly. APG has been very active this past year with multiple Mexican fleet evaluation programs being completed, and we expect a steady ramp of new orders occurring during the balance of 2017 and beyond.”
Lyle Jensen, APG’s CEO, says, “During 2016, the Mexican Environmental Authority began announcing mandated cutbacks in daily fleet deliveries to major cities, like Mexico City, for fleets that have not met the new reduced diesel-related emission requirements. If a fleet does not comply with the mandated emission reductions, their daily deliveries within certain populous areas could be cut back by almost 20% unless legacy diesel engines have been upgraded or replaced with a government-approved diesel emission reduction technology.”
He continues, “In late December 2016, the Mexican Ministry of the Environment officially announced that trucks with EPA-approved or CARB-certified solutions, like APG’s dual fuel solution, will allow the fleet to exempt themselves from the regulated delivery cutback. With over 500 EPA approvals covering 20 years of six different engine manufacturers, APG has a significant market advantage in growing the Mexican dual fuel markets, where officials report over 1 million Class 8 trucks are in operation.”
“Given what appears to be a perfect storm of higher diesel prices coupled with pressure to reduce diesel emissions, we feel the timing of our participation in AltFuels Mexico 2017 could not be better,” Jensen concludes.
APG’s patented Turbocharged Natural Gas dual fuel conversion technology is a 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 biomethane gas, with the flexibility to return to 100% diesel fuel operation at any time.