Clean Air Power Ltd., a company that specializes in natural gas dual-fuel technologies for heavy-duty diesel engines, says it has successfully completed emissions testing of its Genesis-EDGE product for the U.S. market against Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.
The engine management software platform was tested at the company's facilities in Leyland, U.K. The engine that was tested will now be transferred to the U.S. for formal, independent testing by partner Ricardo Inc. The results of both sets of test will form the basis for an application for EPA certification, which will be required in order for Clean Air Power to launch the Genesis-EDGE in the U.S.
‘That our U.S. Genesis-EDGE product has successfully passed all EPA emissions requirements in internal testing is a major milestone for Clean Air Power and a key step towards EPA certification,’ says John Pettitt, the company's CEO.
‘There remain further hurdles to overcome, [but] the results give me confidence that our engine will achieve EPA certification, paving the way for the launch of the product in the U.S.’
The company announced the rollout of a U.S.-tailored Genesis system last spring and began working with Ricardo on its development in September 2013.