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Diesel → Natural Gas Conversion Kit Cuts Diesel Use by 71%, PM by 80%, NOx by 15%

8 January 2005

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Initial testing of Hybrid Fuel Systems’ conversion kits to retrofit medium and heavy-duty diesels for dual-fuel operation with natural gas showed reductions in PM emissions of 78.9% and NOx emissions of 15%, according to results from an independent laboratory. Use of the Fuel 2 kit enabled a 71.2% displacement of diesel with natural gas.

The results are in a report provided to Hybrid as part of a process under which the company is trying to be approved by the EPA and CARB as an emission control device.

Hybrid’s Fuel 2 kit allows the diesel engine to run on either compressed or liquefied natural gas. The Fuel 2 kit retails for $4,500. Fuel storage tanks, catalyst and linkage will bump the total cost per conversion up to around $10,000.

Hybrid Fuels has an interesting business story behind it, detailed in a profile in the Tampa Tribune.

Hybrid Fuel Systems Inc. had $6 in the bank in late 2003 when the company was taken over by a firm that tries to salvage struggling businesses.

There was much that needed attention at the company, which makes parts and software to convert diesel engines to run primarily on less expensive and cleaner-burning natural gas.

For one, Hybrid Fuel had $2.4 million in debt and had not patented technology essential to the company’s future. Just as troublesome, the conversion kits often were cobbled together, making it difficult for customers to reliably retrofit huge fleets of vehicles.

Much has changed in a year. The company has paid all but $300,000 of its debt and has streamlined the conversion technology into uniform kits. Late last month, the company got approval to trade shares on the over-the-counter bulletin board. Shares traded on the over-the-counter market at 70 cents by end of business Wednesday.

The company hopes to receive CARB and EPA approval in the next few months.

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ALL CASES WHERE MEDIUM OR HEAVY DUTY DIESEL ENGINES ARE REPLACED BY LPG VEHICLES LEAD TO EITHER INCREASED ENERGY USE OR INCREASES IN EMISSIONS OF CO2-EQUIVALENT GREENHOUSE GAS!!!

ADDITIONALLY THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH P.A.H. EMISSIONS WITH GASEOUS MIX FUELS SUCH AS GENERAL LPG AND CNG.

IT IS ALSO MISLEADING TO QUOTE EMISSION TEST FIGURES FOR LIQUIFIED NATURAL GAS AND COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS AS ONE SET OF FIGURES, AS THE EMISSION SPECTRUM CHARACTERISTICS FOR THE TWO FUELS ARE VERY DIFFERENT!!!

Dear Sir/Madam,
We are very much interested to import CNG TANK & FULL KITS
Requirements are:
Size 140 mm
Capacity 60 to 90 liter
Use for car/micro

Waiting for your good reply

Thank you
Nirmal Chandra Mondal

We are interested in conversion of 300 KVA Diesel Engine Power Generators (NTA 855 Cummins Engine-Siemens Alternator)to Natural Gas.

Please suggest.

Where can I modify my car for use with Natural Gas and Gasoline?
Are there any NG filling stations in South Florida?

Thank you
Jupiter, FL 33458

Where can I modify my car for use with Natural Gas and Gasoline?
Are there any NG filling stations in South Florida?

Thank you
Jupiter, FL 33458

I am working for my Ph.D on liquified natural gas run disel engines. My questions are:
1. Where can I get the conversion kit for running the diesel car
2. What are the probable exhaust problems
3. What are the possible recent serious problems u have come across
4. Do v have to change the injectornsystem

Looking for your favourable reply

Ramesh sp

please notify me about the possibility of modify the gas engine model cat g3512 to diesel engine
thanks,,,

ashraf metwally oil agent

iam interested in importing diesel cng kits in pakistan if interested mail me at army_tigers@hotmail.com

we are the manufacturers of Haag Zeiseler brand cng /lpg gas converstion kit components
please send in your enquiries for our rates
sachdeva

We are interested in importing CONVERSION KIT for gasoline to compress natural gas or from diesel to compress natural gas. We want the unit to be brought here in Philippines w/the technician so we can try it out. We would also like to know the price.

Dear Sales Manager

I leave in Florida and I have a Ford E-350 Van (15 passengers) and I would like to know if it is allowed, by law, and possible to convert to natural gas my engine and the cost for. Also, I need to know if can I keep both systems and your store in Florida.
Thank you
Nelson M Filho

Where can I find a natural gas conversion kit for my automobile? Also a natural gas compressor to liquify natural gas?


I leave in LA, CA and I have a Volvo 960 gasoline engine car and I would like to know if it is allowed, by law, to instal in it natural gas kit and the cost for. I leve near natural gas station so filling up my tank wont be a problem.

Where can I find a natural gas conversion kit for my gasoline engine automobile?

We are interested in importing Dual Fuel Kit (Diesel+CNG) for Toyota Hiace Vans (2200 & 2400 cc), Mazda Trucks (3500 cc) and Metro buses. Please send us detailed spec of conversion kits with best prices.

we are interested in conversion of Diesel Vehicles to Dual Fuel (Diesel+CNG) e.g. Toyota Hiace vans, Mazda vans, Metro Buses, Loader Trucks etc. etc.

Kindly send us complete detail of your kit along with other information.

I wish to convert 2000 Disel Generator in to LPG or CNG. Please advice me where I will get the total solution.

dear sir
i intersted sell for indian market cng gas kit

I have access to a free natural gas well. Do I have to compress the gas to use it in a car? (do car engines exist that burn the gas without compressing)
If not, is it feasible to compress it for use in a couple cars, or are compressors very expensive and hard to maintain?

Thank you for the help,
Tim

I have access to a free natural gas well. Do I have to compress the gas to use it in a car? (do car engines exist that burn the gas without compressing)
If not, is it feasible to compress it for use in a couple cars, or are compressors very expensive and hard to maintain?

Thank you for the help,
Tim

Hi. Yes, you do need to compress the gas to use it in a car or truck. You also need gas tanks to hold the compressed gas in your car and a fueling mechanism that allows you to pump the compressed gas to vehicle tank without leaking, in addition to the components in a retrofit kit such as that noted above.

Honda is selling a home compressor/refueling appliance for its natural gas cars. (Hook it up to your gas line, compress and fill. You might want to contact them to find out about it, and also ask specifically about using it with a non-Honda car.

I have a car that has been modified with a second gas tank for natural gas. But I can't find anyone who sells it. I'm in western SD right now, but will be visiting Sacramento, CA in August. Anyone know a place in either state or along the route that sells it? PLEASE e-mail me!
Steve

i m interested to import diesel kits for in all ranges for Pakistan.we have also set up in Dubai.

hi am from palestain i need the brices of the conversion gas kits for cars witch whork with carburetor and i need about 500 of that kits

Looking for a conversion kit to run vehicles off of propane/natural gas for a carb. not fuel injection.

Dear sirs,
I am iterested to import duel fuel( diesel/ NGV) conversion kits for isuzu light truck, toyota hiace van, Metropolitan buses,and isuzu heavy duty truck.
Please kindly send me your detailed spec. of conversion kits with best prices.
looking forword to receiving your earliest reply.Thank you very much.
Kindest regards,
Kachorn Thebpatiphat - Bangkok , Thailand

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