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The following is a press release from American Power Group, published on October 14, 2021.

New biomethane dual fuel solution will help decarbonize U.S. Class 8 trucking industry

American Power Group Corporation announced the commercial launch of their next generation V6000 low-carbon vehicular dual fuel solution which when using low-carbon and negative-carbon renewable natural gas sources can enable the Class 8 trucking industry to convert existing Class 8 diesel trucks to “green” low-carbon or negative-carbon rated fleets.

APG utilized EcoEngineers, a well-respected Des Moines, Iowa based renewable energy consulting firm specializing in clean energy regulations to conduct an independent third-party review and validation of APG’s calculated carbon intensity (CI) score utilizing APG’s V6000 dual fuel solution and multiple renewable natural gas sources. EcoEngineers’ areas of practice include major carbon markets such as the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). EcoEngineers validated APG’s positions that by utilizing its V6000 solution and displacing 50-60% of diesel consumption with biomethane from dairy manure, the estimated CI score of the fuel would be between -104 to -145 gC02e/MJ and avoid between 500 to 610 metric tons of CO2 per year per vehicle.

“There are approximately 2 million late-model Class 8 diesel trucks operating in the U.S. Assuming an estimated CO2 reduction of 500 metric tons per truck per year utilizing APG’s V6000 dual fuel solution and dairy renewable natural gas, the potential positive impact on the environment would be in the range of 1 billion metric tons of CO2 reduction per year. This is an addressable carbon reduction opportunity that needs to be supported at all federal and state GHG program levels,” said Lyle Jensen, APG’s Business Development Advisor.

Chuck Coppa, APG’s CEO/CFO stated, “We strongly believe that our new V6000 dual fuel solution utilizing renewable natural gas has the potential to be a game-changer from both a carbon and diesel emission reduction perspective, helping companies meet their Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) objectives today. In addition, we estimate that for the same cost of one new Class 8 dedicated natural gas truck, we can convert approximately 25 existing Class 8 diesel trucks.”

Matt Van Steenwyk, APG’s Chairman also commented, “This is a huge opportunity to drive the scale up of U.S. and worldwide renewable natural gas production from animal waste and other organics by utilizing APG’s cost effective V6000 dual fuel solution.”