United States: new direct LPG injection fuel systems for medium-duty trucks under development

Katech Engineering, subsidiary of Enginuity Power Systems, has been selected to lead a $785,000 project by the Propane Energy Research Council (PERC), to develop, design and test direct Autogas injection fuel systems for medium-duty commercial trucks and a multitude of potential light-duty applications.

“This opportunity will open a very large new market to Enginuity’s Katech subsidiary and will also enable us to accelerate Enginuity’s E|ONE mCHP commercialisation programme,” said Enginuity’s Executive Vice-President of Operations Vince Meyers.

Katech will contribute 20% of the value of the contract and will receive a net amount of $654,850. This LPG injection system will also directly contribute to the accelerated commercialisation of Enginuity’s LPG-based mCHP products, including its upcoming E|ONE product. This 6,600-cc engine platform can produce 250 kW of electricity in a standby electric generation configuration, and the direct fuel injection technology will be applicable in the 5 kW – 250 kW range.

This new technology will enable Katech to target the 180,000 medium-duty engine vehicle market, a $1.4 – 1.8 billion market. Specifically, the new option will provide medium-duty fleets with a far more cost-efficient alternative to traditional “diesel-to-LPG” engine conversions.

Enginuity is also pleased to deepen its partnership with PERC, where both parties work to bring about clean, cost-efficient solutions to U.S. consumers and businesses. For more information, please check this link.

15 September 2021