Alliance AutoGas, Prins and BL Energie at ACT Expo 2014-USA
Alliance AutoGas, Prins, and BL Energie USA Collaborate for the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo May 7 & 8, Long Beach, CA – Announce U.S. Entrance into Class 7&8 Trucks with Diesel Displacement Systems
April 23,2014 – Three innovative company presidents are collaborating and combining the strengths of their organizations to enter into the heavy duty Class 7 & 8 diesel displacement market in the United States. Stuart Weidie, President of Alliance AutoGas based in Swannanoa, NC; Bart van Aerle, President of Prins based in the Netherlands, and Yvon Boisclair, president of BL Energie Canada based in Quebec and his new joint venture company BL Energie USA, will be at the 2014 Alternative Clean Transportation Conference (ACT) and Expo May 7-8 in Long Beach, CA (Booth #923).
Announcing its entrance into the US market at ACT, BL Energie USA, a joint venture of BL Energie Canada and Blossman Services, will now provide EPA and CARB certified systems for Diesel displacement systems. BL Energie USA will develop, certify, market and sell diesel displacement systems for heavy duty Class 7 & 8 trucks. Prins Alternative Fuel Systems, the Dutch developer of vapor, liquid and direct injection engine technologies will be the technology provider for BL Energie USA.
The diesel displacement technology allows existing diesel engines to be converted to a blend of propane or natural gas reducing diesel consumption, thereby reducing emissions and providing fuel cost savings up to 17%.
“Injecting propane autogas into heavy duty diesel engines is an effective means of producing significant costs savings and reducing harmful emissions,” notes Stuart Weidie, President of Alliance AutoGas. “98% of propane is produced in the United States and the vast increase in the production of natural gas liquids, including propane, ensures a reliable fuel supply for American fleets. Proven vehicle technology is swiftly becoming available to the U.S. market which will allow the wider deployment of propane, the world’s third most popular fuel.”
The Diesel displacement system blends up to 35% propane autogas into a diesel engine and thereby displacing 35% of diesel fuel. Propane autogas has averaged approximately $1.85 – $2.25 less per gallon than diesel over the past 8 years and therefore, a heavy duty tractor can reduce fuel cost by approximately 17% depending on operating profile.
The key imperatives of Alliance AutoGas (www.allianceautogas.com) will remain constant as the collaboration of BLEnergie USA (www.BLEnergie.com) and Prins (www.prinsautogas.com) grows in its expanded fleet markets in North America. Alliance AutoGas commits to providing: the highest and most advance vehicle technology, installations by certified Conversion Centers, fueling infrastructure and data collection; a constant fuel supply and keeping the vehicles running on propane autogas.
Stuart Weidie will be presenting on Thursday May 8 at 2:30PM in the Propane Vehicle Conversions panel moderated by Michael Sabourin, Program Engineer, Compliance Division, Office of Transportation and Air Quality, United States Environmental Protection Agency. “My presentation will focus on our entrance into the heavy duty engine market with the Prins technology, the world leader in natural gas and propane autogas/diesel blend systems and its application on a wide variety of heavy duty engines,” adds Weidie. “I will additionally provide an update on EPA certification process on the propane/diesel blend system on a Detroit Diesel 14 liter engine.”
The three company presidents will be participating at the Alternative Clean Transportation Conference & Expo in Long Beach.
Prins known for its high-end alternative fuel systems will be available to meet with Expo participants showing its latest innovations on Direct Injection technologies. The updated versions of Direct LiquiMax (DLM-2.0) and VSI-2.0 DI show that LPG systems have evolved in an even more environmental friendly solution. Performance and drivability are important elements that Prins took into account. Bart van Aerle, CEO Prins Autogassystemen B.V.: “Amazing to see what propane autogas can contribute to lowering emissions of CO2 and particles. Especially with Direct Injections engines we see great results in lowering the emissions of particles.”