Omnitek Engineering Corp. announces it has finalized the development of a 420 hp 13-L heavy-duty natural gas engine for a European customer, which can be used for truck and bus applications.
The engine, equipped with Omnitek’s patented engine management system components and a highly efficient catalytic converter, exceeded EURO 6 emissions requirements and will be utilized to power EURO 6 certified trucks and buses.
Omnitek will be the exclusive OE supplier of key natural gas engine management system components required for the engine to meet the EURO 6 emissions standard.
“The ability of Omnitek’s technology to achieve EURO 6 emissions certification standards, which is a competitive advantage and not easily achieved, represents an important milestone for the company. The availability of a EURO 6 heavy-duty 13-L natural gas engine, coupled with the rapidly emerging build-out of the natural gas fueling infrastructure, should further accelerate the deployment of natural gas heavy-duty vehicles in Europe, as well as other world regions,” says Werner Funk, President and Chief Executive Officer of Omnitek Engineering Corp.
“CO2, NOx and black carbon emissions from diesel engines, potent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, are abated when using natural gas, and our technology offers countries around the globe a viable and proven solution to address emissions policies of the 200-nation Paris Agreement on Climate Change. In addition, the price delta between diesel and natural gas makes the utilization of natural gas engines particularly attractive to fleet operators and inquires for additional EURO 6 engine development contracts have increased following our initial announcement regarding this development project,” Funk says.