SOURCE: American Power Group Corporation

American Power Group Corporation

November 20, 2014 09:00 ET

American Power Group Announces Eligibility of Over 400 of Its EPA Approved Class 8 Dual Fuel Engine Families for the Texas Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants Program

Grants Could Range From Several Thousand to Potentially $15,000 Towards the Cost of Conversion

LYNNFIELD, MA--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2014) -  American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB: APGI) today announced that its subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. ("APG") has received notice from the Texas Commission On Environmental Quality (TECQ) that its dual fuel conversion applications for eligibility under the Emission Reduction Incentive Grants Program in the State of Texas have been accepted for over 400 of APG's EPA approved Class 8 dual fuel engine families.

The TECQ administers the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) Program under the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) to provide grant funding for projects in certain eligible areas of Texas to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) through the replacement, repower or retrofit of heavy-duty vehicles and equipment. Recent legislation addresses NOx reduction eligibility standards for projects to convert heavy-duty on-road diesel engines to operate under dual fuel configurations that use natural gas and diesel fuel. American Power Group applied for ERIG eligibility based on the prerequisite Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) approval of APG's dual fuel conversion systems as listed on the EPA website. Fleet and equipment owners can apply for these grants based on eligible emission reduction engine technologies. The grant recipient may be eligible for reimbursement of the incremental cost of the purchase and installation of the retrofit and/or add-on technology. The grant amounts are variable and may range from several thousand dollars up to $15,000 based on the total tonnage of estimated NOx reduction over the required life of the vehicle. 

Lyle Jensen, American Power Group's CEO, stated, "We are seeing more and more State and Federal emission reduction and alternative fuel programs acknowledge the benefits of EPA approved dual fuel conversion systems by inclusion in their incentive eligibility definitions. We are pleased to have over 400 of our EPA approved dual fuel engine families now eligible so the growing number of Texas fleet owners who are interested in alternative fuel systems may be able to reduce a measurable portion of their investment through the ERIG Program. APG's ERIG eligibility covers a broad range of engine models and horsepower for Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Daimler, Volvo, and Mack engines. As APG obtains additional EPA dual fuel conversion approvals, we will apply for additional ERIG engine eligibility." 

About American Power Group Corporation

American Power Group's alternative energy subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc., provides a cost-effective patented Turbocharged Natural Gas® conversion technology for vehicular, stationary and off-road mobile diesel engines. American Power Group's dual fuel technology is a unique non-invasive energy enhancement system that converts existing diesel engines into more efficient and environmentally friendly engines that have the flexibility to run on: (1) diesel fuel and liquefied natural gas; (2) diesel fuel and compressed natural gas; (3) diesel fuel and pipeline or well-head gas; and (4) diesel fuel and bio-methane, with the flexibility to return to 100% diesel fuel operation at any time. The proprietary technology seamlessly displaces up to 75% of the normal diesel fuel consumption with the average displacement ranging from 40% to 65%. The energized fuel balance is maintained with a proprietary read-only electronic controller system ensuring the engines operate at original equipment manufacturers' specified temperatures and pressures. Installation on a wide variety of engine models and end-market applications require no engine modifications unlike the more expensive invasive fuel-injected systems in the market. See additional information at: www.americanpowergroupinc.com.

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