Paper Transport, based in Green Bay, WI, has signed a vehicle test agreement with American Power Group (APG), a subsidiary of GreenMan Technologies, to run a trial of the company’s dual-fuel system. APG will collect data on the engines before and after the installation of the dual-fuel system.
Paper Transport is a regional fleet operator with over 280 power units offering dedicated and regional routes.
APG’s dual fuel system converts diesel engines to run on both diesel fuel and up to 60% of compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, well-head gas, or bio-methane.
“Paper Transport is a regional pioneer in the promotion of natural gas as a transportation fuel and currently operates seven dedicated natural gas trucks,” said Lyle Jensen, GreenMan’s president & CEO. “Paper Transport represents an ideal opportunity for us because they are already operating natural gas vehicles and are looking for a cost effective retrofit solution for a large portion of their remaining diesel vehicles.
Paper Transport will retrofit a 2009 Freightliner Cascadia running a 14.8L Detroit Diesel DD15 Series engine.
“Paper Transport is excited to further our position as the leader in natural gas vehicle operations by working with APG and their dual fuel technology,” said Jeff Shefchik, Paper Transport’s president. “We are committed to offering our customers economical and environmentally friendly transportation solutions. Our agreement to move forward with APG expands our commitment of converting more of our fuel consumption to natural gas.”