Omnitek Engineering Corp. is increasing its efforts to market its services for diesel-to-natural gas (DNG) engine conversions. After conducting several evaluation projects, including a six-month program with Shell Turkey, the company has determined that the engines will see increased demand.
The engine is a converted Mercedes Axor OM457 with the same 400 hp compared to using diesel fuel. The Class 8 trucks have a range of about 900km, with fuel supplied by Shell Turkey.
Werner Funk, president and chief executive officer of Omnitek Engineering Corp, said, “We applaud Shell for selecting Omnitek’s 100 percent dedicated natural gas technology over dual-fuel technology, which only offers minimal fuel savings potential … This should be particularly compelling to fleet operators in Turkey, given the short payback-period of truck conversions due to the large price differential between diesel and LNG, as well as Omnitek Turkey’s exclusive engine guarantee. In addition, the long service-life of heavy-duty diesel engines provides a further incentive to convert, while also addressing air pollution considerations in support of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.”