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September 11, 2014 9:40 AM, EDT

Omnitek Receives EPA Certification for Detroit Nat-Gas Engine

Omnitek Engineering Corp.

Omnitek Engineering Corp. said it has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for diesel-to-natural-gas conversions of the Detroit Diesel Series 60.

The EPA approval allows engine conversions to take place in 49 states and covers the 11.1-liter, 12.7-liter and 14-liter DD60s models.

“There is significant pent-up demand for converted Detroit Diesel Series 60 natural-gas engines, and we expect strong sales momentum in the quarters ahead as fleet customers take advantage of the favorable economics of natural gas and our “drop-in” engine program,” Werner Funk, Omnitek’s president, said in a statement.

“The Series 60 remains an extremely popular engine in Class 8 truck applications. With more than one million engines produced, we are excited to add this engine to our product portfolio,” Funk said.

The company expects a large portion of its Series 60 business to be from drayage trucks and said it was selected by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for an engine conversion pilot project.

Omnitek said it also is working to finalize development of Caterpillar C15 and Cummins ISX engine conversion kits.