BL Energie Canada and Blossman Services have formed a joint venture to develop, certify and sell diesel replacement systems for Class 7 and 8 trucks in the U.S.
The diesel blend technology allows existing diesel engines to be converted to a blend of propane or natural gas and diesel reducing emissions and providing fuel cost savings up to 20%, the companies said. Prins, the developer of vapor liquid and direct injection engine technologies will be the technology provider for BL Energie USA.
“We are delighted to work with BL Energie Canada on this joint venture in the United States,” said Jessie Johnson, president of Blossman Services. “BL Energie, USA will provide EPA and CARB certified systems for DieselBlend systems on Class 7 & 8 trucks.”
“BL Energie has successfully introduced diesel/propane hybrids to Canada since it was established in 2009. In the past two years BL Energie has converted more than 150 diesel truck (Class 7 & 8) to propane/diesel on multiple engine platform such as Volvo, Detroit, Cummins & Caterpillar,” said Yvon Boisclair, president of BL Energie Canada. “We are offering an alternative to carriers interested in converting new or existing trucks to propane autogas, LNG or CNG using the Prins DieselBlend technology.”
BL Engerie USA will be the U.S. distributor of the PRINS diesel/blend & displacement technology. A Detroit Diesel 14 L engine is undergoing certification testing.