Omnitek Engineering Corporation announced the appointment of Chesapeake, Virginia-based TFC Recycling as an authorized installation center for its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion systems in the region.
Omnitek Engineering also said that TFC Recycling will purchase diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion kits for its own fleet, as well as perform engine conversions for customers that utilize TFC's affiliated fleet maintenance operation. Omnitek expects to commence shipments in the current quarter.
"The addition of TFC Recycling to our network of North American conversion centers provides a two-pronged growth opportunity, with TFC Recycling being an end-user and also a sales and installation partner in a region with much pent-up demand for diesel-to-natural gas engine
conversions. We applaud the decision by TFC to transition its diesel fleet to natural gas and look forward to mutual success," said Werner Funk, president and chief executive officer of Omnitek Engineering Corporation.
Omnitek Engineering is accelerating its conversion center partnerships throughout the United States and Canada since receiving EPA approval for its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion technology for the widely operated line of heavy-duty Navistar DT466E and DT530E engines.
The company expects to obtain EPA and CARB approval for additional diesel engine models to address the anticipated increasing demand from trucking fleets that operate with other diesel engine models.
Funk noted that Omnitek's conversion technology offers a projected payback on investment of less than two years -- a significant advantage compared with a projected payback-period of five-to-seven years for a new natural gas truck purchase.