The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has selected Omnitek Engineering Corp. as the key supplier for a pilot program that will focus on converting drayage trucks to compressed natural gas (CNG).
‘Seattle has already converted its refuse trucks and airport taxis to CNG, so extending the environmental and economic benefits of natural gas to the Port of Seattle drayage fleet is an innovative approach to keeping the Port of Seattle competitive in the post-Panamax era of ocean shipping,’ says Stephen Lambo, president of project partner American Strategic Group.
The Port of Seattle's Clean Truck Program has a goal of meeting 2007 EPA emissions standards for particulate emissions by 2017 for all drayage trucks serving the port's marine container terminals, which is estimated at more than 2,000 vehicles.
Omnitek recently received EPA approval of its diesel-to-natural-gas conversion technology for the line of heavy-duty Navistar DT466E and DT530E engines. The company is also focused on other diesel engine model conversion opportunities to complement its international growth expansion with partners in Asia, Latin and South America, China and Europe.