The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Omnitek Engineering Corp.'s natural gas conversions of Mack E7 engines up to model-year 2006, covering 166 engine/model/power variations.
Omnitek says it will be offering drop-in-ready E7 engines remanufactured and converted by Minneapolis-based partner Reviva. The technology for the E7 engine has been validated on California roads, following the completion of 21 Mack E7 engine conversions under a California Air Resources Board (CARB) test permit.
‘We are excited to commence Mack E7 engine conversions immediately, as there is significant pent up demand for converting the popular E7 engine model to natural gas,’ says Werner Funk, president and CEO of Omnitek. ‘We anticipate conversions of refuse collection trucks will comprise a large portion of the Mack E7 business.’
Omnitek is also finalizing natural gas conversion technology platforms for Detroit Diesel Series 60 and Caterpillar C15 engine families.