Diesel 2 Gas Inc. (D2G) says it has attained approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its new dual-fuel diesel/natural gas conversion system for Class 8 trucks: DualFlex+.
D2G says the DualFlex+ system, which is designed particularly for retrofit applications, achieves more than 60% natural gas substitution of diesel without losing operational performance. And in the absence of natural gas, the DualFlex+ system can operate on 100% diesel.
DualFlex+ had been in real-world testing for 18 months with Bestway Express Inc., a heavy-duty carrier.
‘These trucks have been performing in regular work duty cycles, pulling loads and making money for the owners,’ says D2G founder Elio Muller. ‘The D2G product delivers at a price that allows the fuel cost savings to pay back their investment in less than a year.’
The new system has been launched with the EPA approval on Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines up to model-year 2006 in 12.0- and 14.0-liter configurations. D2G says it currently working toward EPA approval on Caterpillar, Cummins, Mack and International engine families, up to model-year 2006.
For more information on the system, click here or call (813) 251-6070.