EPA gives go-ahead to diesel hybrid

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has given the thumbs up to a big-bore diesel-hybrid package developed by Tampa FL-based Hybrid Fuel Systems (HFS) — giving the technology a “Conversion System Certificate of Conformity” covering its patented diesel-hybrid conversion system.

Mark Clancy, chief executive officer of HFS, said the certificate allows it to pursue domestic conversion opportunities, primarily in the refuse-hauling segment of the United States marketplace. “While we have had some success with certifying our portfolio of gasoline systems, adding our first dual-fuel diesel certificate opens several new marketing channels,” he said.

The company currently works with several big-name customers with gasoline- and natural gas-hybrid systems, including General Motors, United Parcel Service, the US Postal Service, and Dallas County School System.

Clancy said production of its diesel-hybrid package will take place at HFS' primary facility, a 12,000-square-foot factory and emission-testing lab in Atlanta GA.

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