UK-based Clean Air Power has announced an agreement with Volvo to development and incorporate their Dual-Fuel™ technology into Volvo truck engines. Dual-Fuel™ is a patented system which enables heavy duty diesel engines to run on up to 90 percent natural gas with a small amount of diesel fuel providing the ignition source. The benefits are lower fuel costs and lower emission.
The intention of the agreement is that the resulting products will be marketed and supported by Volvo Trucks. The products will have the Clean Air Power technology fully interfaced with the Volvo engine management system and will be applied to Volvo’s D13 engine. Clean Air Power and Volvo engineers will work together to develop the products and the agreement provides for Clean Air Power to receive revenue from Volvo during the project.
Clean Air Power has over 1,600 Dual-Fuel™ installations operating in some very demanding environments around the world. Beginning in early 2007 Clean Air Power sold a minimum of 84 Dual-Fuel™ kits to Western Australian trucking company Mitchel Corp Australia Pty Ltd. Mitchell’s ﬂeet of LNG and diesel-powered road trains (multi-trailer vehicles running at over 100 tonne gross vehicle weight) transport a range of goods on long haul journeys in and out of Perth, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie. Source: EnviroFuel