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EcoDual to install dual fuel conversion systems on Cummins ISX engines

ABR Staff Writer Published 03 February 2012

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has authorized EcoDual, a dual fuel conversion systems provider for heavy duty diesel trucks, to install the new EcoDual conversion kits on the 15L Cummins ISX engines of the trucks which were sold during 2004 to 2009.

The EPA has implemented a new 'Clean Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Engine Conversions' (CAFC) rule which is applicable to heavy duty diesel engines with over 435,000 miles, or more than 22,000 hours of operation, or with more than 10 years old.

The EcoDual conversion kit will allow the trucks installed with Cummins ISX diesel engines to be converted to operate on up to 85% natural gas providing enormous fuel cost savings.

The company said that the cost of dual fuel system can be recovered in the operational savings within one year without any government incentives.

EcoDual president and CEO Scott Myers said the company is committed to providing a major cost savings to truck fleet owners.

"Our system immediately provides a low-cost natural gas fueling solution to millions of heavy duty trucks," Myers said.

"We do this with safe, convenient, inexpensive compressed natural gas (CNG) and deliver the long-range operation of more than 800 miles on dual fuel that fleet owners want and we are starting to take orders now and will begin shipping product in May."

According to the company, dual fuel provides the added benefit of automatic operation of the truck on 100% diesel if the natural gas tank runs dry while allowing trucks to maintain full torque and power with no loss of miles per gallon.

EcoDual president Joe Stenger said the EcoDual conversion system was successfully demonstrated and tested on cross-country runs in a truck provided by J W Stenger Trucking of Barnesville, OH.

"We jumped at the opportunity to work with EcoDual because its system will give us huge savings in our fuel costs," Stenger said.