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DieselGas for U.S. Dual Fuel

January 19, 2013 in Dual Fuel, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Diesel Displacement of 80% for Cost Savings of 30% to 40%

New Zealand’s DieselGas is bringing 30 years development experience to the U.S., launching its dual fuel conversions for heavy duty trucks and forecasting fuel cost savings of 30% to 40%.

New Zealand’€™s DieselGas is forecasting fuel cost savings of 30% to 40% for Class 8 trucks in the U.S.

Vehicles in heavy drive cycles could see 80% diesel displacement, the company says. “This is the real live performance we are seeing today in Thailand where the trucks are working under incredibly tough conditions,” states a release.

DieselGas says that its decision to tackle the American market stems from a combination of low natural gas prices in the U.S. and the U.S. EPA decision, in April 2011, to allow aftermarket approvals of dual fuel upfits in lieu of full engine certifications.

Harvey Reid of New Zealand-based DieselGas (right) and Robson Carlos Marzochi and Martha Mello Canelada of Bosch promoted duel fuel technology at the world NGV 2008 natural gas meeting in Rio de Janeiro (F&F, June 9, 2008).

“Currently,” says DieselGas principal Harvey Reid, “there appears to be a shortage of quality aftermarket dual-fuel systems that are performing to a level that allows fleet owners to gain a satisfactory payback.”

‘DGTech’ for Diagnostics & Support

“DieselGas has a proven record of gaining certification and warranty with major European and American OEMs and has also met EPA and Euro emissions requirements in every country where these have been a requirement,” the company says.

A DieselGas dual fuel dataset is created for each engine type via  dynamometer testing and calibration. “Engine integrity, fuel efficiency, vehicle driveability, diesel substitution and financial return on investment are assured,” the firm says. Proprietary technician interface software called DGTech allows for self diagnostics and remote monitoring, making for “fast and efficient product support.”

Detroit Series 60-powered DieselGas dual fuel-converted Freightliner in Australia (left) and a Hino J08C converted to duel fuel by DieselGas in Thailand

DieselGas is seeking market and product development partners for fleet trials, technical certification, marketing, sales and distribution in the U.S.


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Source: DieselGas with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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