Prins highlights dual-fuel conversion achievements


Award-winning technology flexible enough to deal with three gas forms

Prins highlights dual-fuel conversion achievements
The Prins dual-fuel conversion.

 

A German fuel systems firm is hailing a European Euro 6 dual-fuel first for its award-winning technology.

Months after its heavy-duty truck fuel advance shunted light commercial and motoring rivals to win and international gas propulsion award, Prins Alternative Fuel Systems is celebrating delivery to gas-friendly British transport and logistics company Howard Tenens of a Euro 6 Mercedes-Benz Actros converted to run on CNG and diesel.

The development comes as Prins was presented with trophy won in July for World LP Gas Association (WLPGA) Innovation Award the development of its Dieselblend-2.0 system, a dual-fuel system for trucks that uses LPG.

"It is a recognition of all our R&D efforts," Prins CEO Bart van Aerle says of the system that can handle the two gas forms along with LNG, depending on the specific engine characteristics.

"With this reliable and high quality alternative fuel system the benefits of emissions and cost reductions are considerable.

"Conversions of mid- and heavy-duty vehicles can be converted up to Euro 6."

WLPGA CEO James Rockall praises the" outstanding presentation of the technology" and the contribution it represents to the global LPG market, and is joined by Gas Energy Australia CEO Mike Carmody.

"It took several years of research and development for Prins Alternative Fuel Systems to create this system, which allows older diesel trucks through to those with new Euro 6-compliant engines to be converted," Carmody says.

"As well as delivering fuel cost savings and reduced pollution, the power of converted engines also remains the same – even high-powered diesel engines won’t lose power when converted to this system which is a major drawcard for drivers."

Prins Alternative Fuel Systems says that, based on an average blend rate of 20 to 30 per cent LPG, the system usually pays for itself in one to two years, reduces fuel costs by around 10-15 per cent and also reduces carbon emissions by up to 5 per cent.

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