American Power Group Inc. (APG) has received its first intermediate useful life (IUL) approvals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 28 Volvo/Mack engine families.
Following APG's recent Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversion submission, the company's dual-fuel diesel/natural gas conversions have been approved for integration into the Volvo/Mack D12, D13, E7 and MP8 11.9-liter to 12.8-liter engine families for model years 2004 to 2012.
The submission utilized APG's latest V5000 Dual Fuel Turbocharged Natural Gas technology, which is required to meet specific design, componentry and emission compliance criteria per the EPA Final Rule 40CFR Parts 85 and 86.
These 28 IUL approvals include APG's first dual-fuel conversion approval for selective catalyst reduction engine technology, which meets or exceeds the current EPA OEM-certified engine emission criteria (2010 and newer).
‘The magnitude and strategic importance of this first series of IUL approvals marks another important milestone for APG and has multiple value-add implications,’ comments Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corp.'s president and CEO. ‘The IUL addressable market is strategically important because it allows APG access to the medium- to large-fleet owners who operate 300+ vehicles and keep their trucks 4-5 years.”
He adds that ‘obtaining IUL approval is critical to getting in front of these larger national and regional fleet operators.’ He says the company will be able to ‘accelerate additional IUL testing in calendar year 2015 for the remaining four to five targeted IUL OEM engine family models.’