Engineering of the Natural Gas Dual Fuel Blend System for Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles

Hi-Tec Fuel and Auto Ltd.

  • Project Type

    Demonstration

  • Project Value

    $559,000

  • Project Status

    Complete

  • Location

    Province-wide

  • Funding Amount

    $273,157

Hi-Tec Fuel and Auto Ltd. has a long history of innovative fleet solutions, including natural gas conversions, upfitting, maintenance and repair. Hoping to add to their successes, this project demonstrated a dual fuel technology, a conversion technology system, and added it to an existing heavy duty (HD) vehicle diesel engine, enabling the HD diesel engine to operate on a high proportion of natural gas blend. Potentially, up to 60% (or greater) of the diesel fuel can be substituted with compressed natural gas (CNG) when utilizing the Hitec dual fuel technology. CNG, the cleanest of all the fossil fuels, contains less carbon than diesel, and producing lower CO2 emissions per vehicle mile travelled.

In addition, the technology is expected to provide added operational benefits by reducing heavy duty vehicle fuels costs and boosting engine power.