Omnitek Engineering Corp. announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the company's submission for its diesel-to-natural gas conversion technology for the widely operated line of heavy-duty Navistar DT466E and DT530E engines
under specific and rigorous criteria related to the agency's Outside Useful Life definition.
The Navistar DT466E and DT530E engines were produced in 130 different configurations from 1996 through 2003, representing an estimated addressable market of 1.5 million potential conversions.
Werner Funk, president and chief executive officer of Omnitek
Engineering, noted that Omnitek's technology has been utilized outside the United States since 2001, with more than 5,000 engine conversions currently in operation.
The company expects to obtain EPA approval for other diesel engine models to address the anticipated increasing demand from trucking fleets that operate with other diesel engine models.