Innovative joint venture brings diesel displacement systems for heavy duty trucks to United States
11 March 2014 - Canada’s BL Energie, Inc. and U.S. based Blossman Services Inc., a subsidiary of The Blossman Companies, today announced a new joint venture in the U.S which will develop, certify, market and sell diesel displacement systems for heavy duty Class 7 & 8 trucks.
BL Energie Canada President Yvon Boisclair commented, “BL Energie has successfully introduced diesel/propane hybrids to Canada since it was established in 2009. In the past two years BL Energie has converted more than 150 diesel truck (class 7 & 8) to Propane/diesel on multiple engine platform such as (Volvo, Detroit, Cummins & Caterpillar. “We are offering an alternative to carriers interested in converting new or existing trucks to propane autogas, LNG or CNG using the Prins DieselBlend technology.”
Blossman Services Inc’s President Jessie Johnson added, “We are delighted to work with BL Energie Canada on this joint venture in the United States. BL Energie, USA will provide EPA and CARB certified systems for DieselBlend systems on Class 7 & 8 trucks.” The diesel blend technology allows existing diesel engines to be converted to a blend of propane or natural gas and diesel reducing emissions and providing fuel cost savings up to 20%. Prins, the developer of vapor liquid and direct injection engine technologies will be the technology provider for BL Energie USA.
Stuart Weidie, president and CEO of The Blossman Companies and founding president of Alliance AutoGas adds,” we couldn’t be happier about the Blossman Services and BL Energie joint venture in the U.S. and the entry into the diesel displacement systems for heavy duty Class 7 & 8 truck market.”
BL Energie USA will be the U.S. distributor of the PRINS diesel/blend & displacement technology. Currently, a Detroit Diesel 14 L engine is undergoing certification testing.
About Blossman Services, Inc. (BSI) - Blossman Services, Inc. (BSI), a subsidiary of The Blossman Companies, is the authorized distributor of PRINS autogas technologies in the U.S., housing a large stock of PRINS propane conversion systems and a complete parts inventory. BSI will develop alternative fuel systems in Asheville and provide follow up support for conversion centers throughout the United States. BSI President is Jessie Johnson.
About BL ENERGIE INC. – BL Energie holds exclusive distribution rights to an innovative technology developed by the Dutch company PRINS Autogassystemen BV and offers LPG conversion services adapted to the vehicle fleets of public and private sector companies, organizations and institutions. www.blenergie.com
AboutAllianceAutoGas – Alliance AutoGas is America’s only complete program to transition fleets to clean burning propane autogas. The Alliance AutoGas program includes vehicle technology, EPA-certified conversions, refueling infrastructure, data integration, fuel supply, and all the training you need to keep your fleet up and running on autogas. Originally founded by Blossman Gas, the nation’s largest independent propane company, Alliance AutoGas is comprised of more than 90 companies nationwide. www.allianceautogas.com