The city of Little Rock, AR, has selected Omnitek’s diesel-to-natural gas engine for use in a pilot program to establish the economic and environmental benefits of the powerplant.
“Arkansas is committed to supporting technologies that reduce environmental pollution and utilize inexpensive natural gas, and we are gratified to have been selected. This project is an opportunity to further showcase and demonstrate the economical and effective utilization of the company's diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion technology. We look forward to working with the city of Little Rock and associated state officials,” said Werner Funk, president and CEO of Omnitek Engineering Corp.
Funk noted that the converted natural gas trucks will utilize Little Rock's new CNG fueling station resulting in an estimated savings to the city of $2.50-$3.00 per gallon equivalent compared with the retail price of diesel fuel.
“Our partnership with Glover’s Truck, a highly respected full-service truck center and newest Omnitek Authorized Installation Center (AIC), played a critical role in our selection. Glover’s will provide numerous additional opportunities to leverage the organization's broad truck engine experience as more fleets transition to natural gas. We appreciate the responsiveness and commitment of the Glover’s Truck team and look forward to a successful program,” Funk said.