Refitted Freightliner Truck with DD15 Enters Quebec Trials,
Separately, Domestic Dual Fuel Vehicles Sales Rise by 383%
The American Power Group’s dual fuel natural gas-diesel technology – billed as the only available solution for heavy-mission trucks with 13- to 15-liter engines – is being tested by Transport Somavrac in Quebec.
Separately, APG said today that its domestic vehicular dual fuel revenue grew 383% during the third fiscal quarter ended June 30 over the prior year’s third quarter.
“On a year-to-date basis, domestic vehicular dual fuel revenue is up over 470% or close to $750,000,” CEO Lyle Jensen said in a release.
Mexico and Canada
Jensen cited “aggressive actions” to improve air quality in Mexico, and confirmed that Transport Somavrac is helping APG prove its technology in Canada.
“APG has seen a significant increase in Canadian interest in our turbocharged natural gas dual fuel technology this year due to having the only effective natural gas solution in the 13-liter to 15-liter heavy-haul engine market that retains diesel-like power and torque,” he said in an email.
Up to 125,000 Pounds
“Canada, in general, hauls much heavier loads than the U.S.,” Jensen told F&F. “We expect to have dual fuel trucks running in three Canadian provinces before the end of the year.”
The truck being tested by Transport Somavrac is a 2015 Freightliner Cascadia fitted by with APG dual fuel gear Wajax Power Systems in Quebec. The vehicle has a 15-liter 2014 Detroit Diesel DD15 engine. Transport Somavrac expects to run the LNG/liquefied natural gas-diesel dual fuel truck at weights up to 125,000 pounds.
The Oil Patch Too
Jensen alluded too to APG’s recent customer milestone of 100 dual fuel trucks for WW Transport (F&F, August 12), and said that things are looking better for the companies high-horsepower/flare gas-reduction businesses.
“Our domestic stationary oil/gas conversion revenue was down on a quarterly and year-to-date basis but we have seen a healthy increase of eighty drill rigs coming back on line at the mid-point of the fourth quarter which is encouraging as compared to the historical lows of the third quarter,” Jensen said in today’s earnings release.
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