Diesel-hybrid package gets EPA approval

Feb. 7, 2006
EPA has given the thumbs up to a big bore diesel-hybrid package developed by Hybrid Fuel Systems

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given the thumbs up to a big bore diesel-hybrid package developed by Tampa, FL-based Hybrid Fuel Systems (HFS) – giving the technology a “Conversion System Certificate of Conformity” covering its patented diesel-hybrid conversion system.

Mark Clancy, CEO of HFS, said the certificate allows it to pursue domestic conversion opportunities, primarily in the refuse-hauling segment of the U.S. marketplace. “While we have had some success with certifying our portfolio of gasoline systems, adding our first dual-fuel diesel certificate opens several new marketing channels,” he noted.

The company currently works with several big-name customers with gasoline- and natural gas-hybrid systems, including General Motors, United Parcel Service, the U.S. Postal Service and Dallas County School System.

Clancy noted production of its diesel-hybrid package will take place at HFS’ primary facility, a 12,000 sq-ft factory and emission-testing lab in Atlanta, GA.

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