FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
California Clean Air Technologies
Marketing and Brand Manager
Cell : 951-377-5289
Office : 888-361-1333
CARB AWARDS ITS FIRST EVER
ALTERNATIVE FUEL CERTIFICATION FOR A PROPANE-DIESEL
DUAL-FUEL SYSTEM TO CCAT
MENIFEE, California (December 7, 2011) ¬— California Clean Air Technologies’ (CCAT’s) Propane Diesel Dual-Fuel Retrofit System (DFRS) has received an Alternative Fuel Certification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for propane-diesel dual-fuel operation on in-use diesel engines. This Alternative Fuel Certification marks the first and only issuance by CARB for a propane-diesel dual-fuel system. The DFRS’ certification applies to a wide-variety of 2011 and older Tier I, II, and III off-road compression-ignition engines. The DFRS is designed to significantly reduce the operational cost of a heavy-duty diesel engine by substituting approximately 50% propane (LPG) for diesel fuel or bio-diesel with no loss of engine power or torque. Based upon the current spot-market price differential between diesel and propane fuels, DFRS installations will pay for themselves from fuel-cost savings within an average of eighteen months of commissioning, and yield tens of thousands of additional dollars saved over the product’s designed useful-life.
Fuel Type: Propane-diesel or diesel only
Displacement: 2.5 to 15 liters
Horsepower: 100 to 675
Engines: 2011 and older Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, John Deere, Kubota, MTU Detroit Diesel, Navistar, and Volvo
CCAT is now taking applications for Phase 1 commercialization of the DFRS. CCAT’s Phase 1 commercialization is a unique opportunity to prove the financial benefits of CCAT’s Dual Fuel Retrofit System. In order to qualify for Phase 1 commercialization applicants must have fleets that consist of:
• Caterpillar 3406, C-15 and/or Cummins QSM 11 engines, that work more than 3000 hours/ year
Michael Avery, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of California Clean Air Technologies, said: "This certification marks an important achievement for CCAT. This is the culmination of over two years of research and development. It’s extremely gratifying to be recognized by CARB as the first company to successfully break the 50% dual-fuel substitution boundary while meeting stringent exhaust emission requirements for NOx, CO, PM and HC. This accomplishment was the result of hard work and dedication by our staff and partners with the Propane Education and Resource Council, PERC. We now look forward to serving the needs of heavy-duty off-road diesel engine operators with a retrofit product that can have a huge impact on their bottom line while significantly lowering their carbon footprint.”
CCAT’s DFRS is just one example of the way CCAT’s business is developing and marketing new technology to increase the efficiency of heavy-duty diesel engines. CCAT has been in the heavy-duty diesel retrofit business for over eight years. It has marketed such products as diesel oxidation catalysts, diesel particulate filters and alternative fuels. CCAT has focused on the off-road market targeting construction, mining, agriculture, stationary/ portable engines and cargo handling equipment at the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland. CCAT will continue to cut costs and carbon with emerging technologies.
Please check CCAT’s website (californiacleanairtech.com) for the latest information and updates.