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Omnitek Taps Hiller Truck Tech in Ontario

June 21, 2016 in Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hiller Truck Tech to Perform Diesel-to-Natural Gas Conversions

Southern California-based Omnitek Engineering has named Hiller Truck Tech of Ayr, Ont. as an authorized diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion center “to address the increasing demand for natural gas powered heavy-duty engines in Canada.”

“Our EPA-approved diesel-to natural gas engine conversion technology offers fleet operators meaningful economic and environmental benefits,” president and CEO Werner Funk said in a release.

David Hiller

David Hiller

“Hiller Truck Tech is well-positioned from a technical and capacity standpoint to accelerate fleet conversions in Canada, and we look forward to working with this highly regarded service organization,” he said.

Class 8 Trucks First

Omnitek offers spark-ignition, kits for converting a wide range of diesel engines to dedicated natural gas.

Funk noted that Hiller will offer fleet operators a choice of either a diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion of a customer’s heavy-duty truck, or the option of purchasing a new glider built by Hiller with an overhauled and converted “drop-in” ready natural gas engine.

The first work by Hiller is likely to be for Class 8 trucks with Detroit Diesel Series 60 and Caterpillar C15 engines, he told F&F.

‘A Compelling Economic Proposition’

“Converting a diesel engine to natural gas during the normal engine overhaul cycle of an engine with a 20-year service life is a compelling economic proposition,” Funk says.

Omnitek cites reports indicating that the Canadian government is expected to allocate up to $8.3 billion on climate change initiatives over the next five years, “with Ontario expected to spend up to $100 million to help natural gas suppliers create more fuelling stations to encourage more trucks to switch from diesel or gasoline.”

Detroit Diesel Series 60 courtesy Omnitek

Detroit Diesel Series 60 courtesy Omnitek

“We are seeing renewed interest in diesel engine conversions from our customers, especially because of the environmental and economic benefits,” Hiller Truck Tech president David Hiller says in the Omnitek announcement.

A Push from Paris

“The recently signed 200-nation ‘Paris Agreement on Climate Change’ should attract further interest in the benefits of Omnitek’s technology and the utilization of natural gas,” he said.

“Natural gas powered heavy-duty trucks will help in achieving these goals, and utilizing diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions rather than purchasing new more expensive trucks will substantially increase the percentage of natural gas vehicles in the truck population,” said Funk.

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Source: Omnitek with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Omnitek to Power Mexico CNG Station

March 2, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Converted Cummins K38 in a Genset to Power IMW Compressor

Southern California’s Omnitek Engineering is converting a 38-liter Cummins K38 V-12 engine to 100% natural gas spark-ignition operation to provide electricity for a NatGas compressed natural gas fueling station in Queretaro, northwest of Mexico City.

Omnitek Mack E7 Spark Kits for TFC

September 2, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Virginia Firm Plans to Convert Entire Fleet to CNG

Virginia’s TFC Recycling has ordered diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits for the 12-liter Mack E7 engine from Southern California’s Omnitek Engineering – which reports that TFC plans to convert its entire fleet of more than 100 vehicles to operate on natural gas.

Omnitek: 2013 Gains, 2014 Traction

January 14, 2014 in Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘We Expect 2014 to Be a Pivotal Year for the Company’

Southern California’s Omnitek Engineering is talking up strong prospects for the new year, citing a preliminary order late in December to one of its domestic conversion center partners, the commencement of initial kit sales to a European country committed to a ten-year target of 2 million conversions, and receipt by a Latin America customer of a preliminary order of U.S.-manufactured natural gas engines for an initial 50-bus conversion project.

Omnitek's 7.6-liter DT466

Omnitek’s 7.6-liter DT466

“The opportunities for heavy-duty diesel engine truck engine conversions are significant and we expect 2014 to be a pivotal year for the company, based on the expressed interest of large fleet customers during the past several months and year-end quote activity and kit shipments,” Omnitek president and CEO Werner Funk said in a release.

Omnitek converts of diesel engines to spark-ignition, 100% natural gas operation.

DT466, DT530, E7

Funk also mentioned highlighted the company’s recent strategic alliance with Minneapolis-based diesel engine remanufacturer Reviva to produce “drop-in” natural gas engines that utilize Omnitek’s diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits for Navistar DT466E and DT530E heavy-duty truck engines as a convenient option for large fleets.

Omnitek (OTCQB:OMTK) promoted conversions of the 12-liter Mack E7 engine at the recent North American NGV Conference & Expo in Atlanta (F&F, December 3).

Funk said that Omnitek conversions offer a projected payback of less than two years – “a significant advantage compared with a projected payback of five-to-seven years for a new natural gas truck purchase.”

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Source: Omnitek with Fleets & Fuels follow-up


TFC Recycling for Omnitek Installs

October 7, 2013 in NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Shipments for Dedicated-Natural Gas Conversions to Begin this Quarter

Los Angeles-based Omnitek Engineering reports the addition of Chesapeake, Va.-based TFC Recycling as an authorized installation center for its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion systems.

Omnitek Gets Dedicated Gas Engines Nod

January 24, 2013 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cites Potential Market for 1.5 Million Spark-Ignition Upfits

Omnitek Engineering has reported U.S. EPA approval of its diesel-to-natural gas conversion technology for Navistar DT466E Read More >>

Omnitek for CNG Refuse Trucks

June 26, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Southern California Firm Is Converting Mack 12-Liter Engines

San Marcos, Calif.-based Omnitek Engineering (OBB:OMTK) reports an agreement “with one of the nation’s leading refuse collection companies” to convert 21 diesel refuse trucks to compressed natural gas under an Experimental Permit issued by the California Air Resources Board.

Omnitek India, Omnitek America

January 29, 2012 in CNG, NGVs by rich  |  No Comments

Omnitek Engineering (OMTK.OB), which moved last year to bring its heavy duty engine retrofit expertise to the U.S. market, this month publicized further business with India-based Tata Motors “to supply original equipment high-pressure natural gas filters for 2012 passenger vehicles, expanding a supplier agreement for commercial vehicle filter applications that commenced in 2009.”

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