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Posted by Greg Ezzell on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 @ 10:13 AM

TransTech Alternative Fuel Systems, a division of TransTech Energy, is pleased to announce several new EPA Certifications of its bi-fuel propane autogas conversion system for many 2009, 2010 and 2011 Ford Light and Medium Duty Vehicles.  Icom North America, the patent holder and leading manufacturer of liquid propane injection vehicle technology, announce this week that they received final approvals and certificates for several vehicles that had been in the EPA testing and certification program for much of 2011.  The certs and approvals are primarily for 2009, 2010 and 2011 Ford 4.6L and 5.4L Light duty work trucks.  Approval for other Ford 4.6L passenger sedans are expected any day and other vehicle from Dodge and GM are in EPA technology verification process or scheduled to enter EPA testing in the near future, rounding a out a very busy and successful year for Icom's EPA Certification program for their bi-fuel propane autogas technology. 

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Tags: Propane Autogas Conversions, EPA Certified Propane Autogas Conversion and Syste, TransTech Energy, TransTech Alternative Fuel Systems, Icom North America, EPA Certified Ford Propane Conversions, Ford 4.6L 5.4L 6.8L Propane Autogas Conversions, Propane Autogas EPA Certs

Bulk Propane Plant Debris Prevention Deadline for NFPA 58 Nears

Posted by Christian Branchi on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 @ 10:33 AM

The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) is reminding its members that another dead­line for retrofitting bulk plants is coming July 1. While most attention over the last several years has been paid to the deadline for the internal valve retrofit for bulk plants and industrial installations, NPGA notes that date also requires that piping be designed to prevent debris from impeding the action of valves and other components.

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Tags: NFPA 58 compliance, Bulk Propane Plant Maintenance, propane bulk plant debris prevention

EPA announces new rules for Propane Autogas and other Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversions

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 @ 06:00 PM

With the vast majority of vehicles in the United States designed to operate on gasoline or diesel fuel, there has been a long and growing interest by the public in clean alternative fuel conversion systems. These systems allow gasoline or diesel vehicles to operate on alternative fuels such as natural gas, propane, alcohol, or electricity. Use of alternative fuels opens new fuel supply choices and can help consumers address concerns about fuel costs, energy security, and emissions. EPA supports such innovation and encourages the development of clean aftermarket technologies that enable broader transportation fuel choices. At the same time EPA is responsible for ensuring that all vehicles and engines sold in the United States, including clean alternative fuel conversions, meet emission standards. EPA is adopting a new approach that simplifies and streamlines the process by which manufacturers of clean alternative fuel conversion systems may demonstrate compliance with these vehicle and engine emissions requirements. The new options will reduce some economic and procedural impediments to clean alternative fuel conversions while maintaining environmental safeguards to ensure that acceptable emission levels from converted vehicles and engines are sustained. The final rule covers alternative fuel conversion of light-duty vehicles and heavy-duty highway vehicles and engines.

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Tags: EPA Certifications for Propane Autogas Vehicles, Alternative Fuel Vehicle EPA Certs, EPA Certification Rules for Bi-Fuel Propane Vehicl

Propane Autogas Tax Credits extended for 2011

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Mon, Dec 20, 2010 @ 02:07 PM

We are very optimistic that 2011 should be another year of growth of the Autogas Industry. Besides the significant advancements in Autogas Engine Systems and continued expansion of Autogas Fueling Infrastructure, the current tax credits will remain in place for 2011. 

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Tags: Propane Autogas Tax Credits, Propane Motor Fuel Tax Credits, Propane Vehicle Tax Credits, Alternative Fuel Tax Credits

TransTech delivers first Propane Autogas Hybrid Dodge Charger

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 @ 06:39 PM

TransTech Energy brings another first to automotive propane. TransTech has added the Autogas Hybrid Dodge Charger to their lineup of bi-fuel liquid propane injection vehicle conversions. David Kennedy, Director of TransTech’s Alternative Fuels Division says, "We are extremely excited to be the first company in the country to convert the Charger into a propane alternative fuel vehicle. There is huge autogas hybrid demand within Law Enforcement Fleets, who have historically been proponents of propane powered vehicles. Now they can convert their Dodge Chargers with the most advanced automotive propane technology on the market."

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Tags: Propane Autogas Hybrid Dodge Charger, Police Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Bi-Fuel Dodge Charger, Propane Powered Law Enforcement Vehicles, Alternative Fuel Propane Hybrid, Police Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversions

TransTech launches first Propane Autogas Hybrid Ford Transit Connect

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 @ 04:47 PM

TransTech Energy is excited to be the first company in the U.S. to convert the 2010 Truck of the Year, Ford Transit Connect, into an Autogas Hybrid. The TransTech Ford Transit Connect is a LPG Bi-fuel vehicle that runs on both gasoline and liquid autogas (automotive propane). As many vehicle fleets are looking to more fuel efficient vehicles, the Ford Transit Connect has been a very popular choice with it’s already fuel efficient 2.0L inline four cylinder engine .

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Tags: propane auotgas hybrid, Ford Transit Connect LPG, Bi-fuel Liquid Propane Conversions, Taxi Ford Transit Connect, LPG Ford Transit Connect, Alternative Fuel Ford Transit Connect

Liquid Propane Autogas Injection- FAQS Valve Recession

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Mon, Aug 02, 2010 @ 01:57 PM

A common issue that arises from using gaseous alternative fuels such as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or AutoGas (LPG) in its Vapor form is intake valve recession. In this article we will look at what valve recession is, why this occurs and what measures can be taken to prevent valve recession.  TransTech Energy Alternative Fuel Systems policy is to educate consumers so that they can fully understand the newer advancements in Alternative Fuels so they can be on the cutting edge and benefit from the best technology without the possibility of harming their vehicle.

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Tags: Liquid Propane Autogas Injection, LPG Iiquid injection, Propane Autogas Conversions

Liquid Propane Autogas Injection- FAQS Liquid vs Vapor

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 @ 11:51 AM

There are 2 ways to inject AutoGas when performing a Bi-fuel conversion on a gasoline engine: Vapor injection or Liquid injection. This article will hit some key points of the differences of these systems and how they operate and demonstrate the significant advantage liquid injection offers in Autogas Bi-fuel engine systems.

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Tags: Auotgas, Liquid Autogas Injection, Vapor Autogas Injection, Icom Liquid Autogas Injection, Bi-Fuel Autogas Conversions, Propane Autogas

TransTech Energy adds new Icom Bi-fuel Liquid Propane Injection Engine System

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Mon, May 24, 2010 @ 06:00 PM

TransTech Energy Alternative Fuel Systems continues to expand its propane alternative fuel solutions with the addition of the Icom JTG Propane Liquid Injection Engine System.  The JTG Propane Liquid Injection System is currently in service on more than 100,000 vehicles globally in the bi-fuel version. In the U.S., some 5,000 vehicles have been converted to propane use in the mono-fuel application of this technology offered as direct OEM applications.

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What is Synthetic Natural Gas?

Posted by Greg Ezzell on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 @ 05:17 PM

Propane-air, Synthetic Natural Gas, SNG, Propane Blending System, Standby System, Peak Shaving System are all common names in our industry for the application, process or end product that occurs when Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG or propane) is blended with air.  Let's call it for this article's sake Synthetic Natural Gas (SNG), because that is really what it is by definition.

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Tags: SNG, Synthetic Natural Gas System

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