Beaufort, S.C.-based EcoDual, LLC has entered the burgeoning natural gas vehicle field with U.S. EPA Outside Useful Life (OUL) approval of its dual fuel conversion system for the 2004 to 2009 Cummins ISX, “one of the most widely used engines in heavy duty trucking with more than one million currently in service.”
EcoDual says its fumigation system allows existing diesel engines to operate on up to 85% natural gas, “providing enormous fuel cost savings. The cost of the dual fuel system can be recovered in these operational savings within one year without any government incentives.”
“We are starting to take orders now and will begin shipping product in May,” EcoDual president and CEO Scott Myers said in a release. The firm promises multiple products for newer trucks with the Cummins ISX and for engines from Detroit Diesel, Mack and Caterpillar in the coming months.
The EcoDual conversion system was demonstrated and tested on cross-country runs in a truck provided by J.W. Stenger Trucking of Barnesville, Ohio.
“We jumped at the opportunity,” company president Joe Stenger says in EcoDual’s announcement.
The EcoDual product works with both compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.
First-generation systems have been in ex-U.S. use for nearly ten years, the company says.
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