Omnitek Engineering Corp. has been selected for a pilot program in Little Rock, Ark., to demonstrate the benefits of the company's diesel-to-natural-gas engine conversion technology.
This technology is used for the Navistar DT466E heavy-duty truck engines, which are used by Little Rock's municipal truck fleet. The project will take place over the next one-and-a-half to two years.
Glover's Truck Center will provide conversion services for the trucks, which will use Little Rock's new compressed natural gas fueling station.
Arkansas has a “Reduce Emissions from Diesels (Go RED!)” program in place, in which public and private entities and nonprofits in the state are eligible to receive funding to reduce diesel emissions.
Mike Bates, chief of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) air division, says ADEQ has contributed more than $1.2 million for “Go RED!” funding.