American Power Group Receives Over $600,000 in Follow On Vehicular Dual Fuel Orders
Top Customers Continue to Expand Their APG V5000 Fleet
American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB: APGI) announced today that its subsidiary, American Power Group Inc. ("APG") has received follow on purchase orders from two of its top U.S. customers for APG V5000 Turbocharged Natural Gas® Systems and supporting CNG fueling systems. These new orders, which total over $600,000, are expected to ship during the current quarter and into the Company's third fiscal quarter and will bring the two customers' collective APG dual fuel truck fleet to over one hundred units.
Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation's Chief Executive Officer stated, "As evidenced by these orders, our vehicular efforts are benefiting from a recent Congressional approval of an alternative fuel excise tax credit of $0.50 per gallon retroactive to 2015 and in place for 2016 which some fuel suppliers are passing on in the form of lower CNG and LNG pump prices. In addition, a recent federal law change provides that LNG will be taxed on its BTU value which reduces the federal fuel tax by $0.17/gallon."
Mr. Jensen added, "In these times of increasing federal, state and local regulatory pressure to reduce harmful emissions on multiple fronts, we are seeing an increasing number of fleets placing a much higher value on the significant emission reduction benefits of APG's Turbocharged Natural Gas® technology than in the past. When APG's V5000 system is installed on a 2010 and newer OEM SCR (selective catalyst reduction) engine, the average emission results are 50% below the current EPA/CARB nitrous oxide ("NOx") standards which is one of the lowest readings in the industry. We estimate we have over 100 million cumulative customer miles of on-the-road experience with no recalls and no major field performance issues which is a testament to the reliability and durability of our design."
Mr. Jensen concluded, "We believe APG provides the best dual-fuel conversion technology at the lowest total cost of ownership available in the market and provides a bridge technology to significant follow-on markets. We are taking this emission reduction data directly to multiple state regulatory entities, especially in California, to show that APG's dual fuel solution is a proven and immediate solution for them to move closer to meeting their emission reduction mandates."
About American Power Group Corporation American Power Group's subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. provides cost effective products and services that promote the economic and environmental benefits of our alternative fuel and emission reduction technologies. Our patented Turbocharged Natural Gas® Dual Fuel Conversion Technology is a unique non-invasive software driven solution that converts existing vehicular and stationary diesel engines to run concurrently on diesel and various forms of natural gas including compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, conditioned well-head/ditch gas or bio-methane gas with the flexibility to return to 100% diesel fuel operation at any time. Depending on the fuel source and operating profile, our EPA and CARB approved dual fuel conversions seamlessly displace 45% - 65% of diesel fuel with cleaner burning natural gas resulting in measurable reductions in nitrous oxides (NOx) and other diesel-related emissions. Through our Trident Associated Gas Capture and Recovery Technology, we provide oil and gas producers a flare capture service solution for associated gases produced at their remote and stranded well sites. These producers are under tightening regulatory pressure to capture and liquefy the flared gases at their remote and stranded well sites or face significant oil output reductions. With our proprietary Flare to Fuel™ process technology we can convert these captured gases into natural gas liquids ("NGL") which can be sold as heating fluids, emulsifiers, or be further processed by refiners. Given pending federal methane capture regulations, we anticipate our next generation NGL processing systems will have the capability to convert the residual flared methane into pipeline quality natural gas that can be sold for a variety of dedicated and dual fuel vehicular, stationary, industrial and household uses. See additional information at: www. americanpowergroupinc.com
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