ClearFlame said its FuelAdaptive trucks offer the performance of diesel but with lower fuel costs. - Photo: ClearFlame

ClearFlame said its FuelAdaptive trucks offer the performance of diesel but with lower fuel costs.

Photo: ClearFlame

ClearFlame Engine Technologies has completed the first sale of its FuelAdaptive truck to Vander Haag's. The truck delivers diesel-like performance to the heavy-duty trucking industry with a reduction in fuel costs and carbon emissions using a nationally distributed fuel, ClearFlame said.

Vander Haag's, a family-owned company that provides heavy-duty truck service and repair, truck and trailer sales, and a full line of parts, will use ClearFlame's truck to deliver parts to its 11 locations in multiple states.

ClearFlame said its technology provides:

  • More than 40% lower fuel costs than diesel. The FuelAdaptive engine offers the same performance as a diesel engine with lower fuel costs.
  • Capitalizes on the existing fuel infrastructure available today, making it faster and easier for customers to cut costs and carbon emissions immediately.
  • Easy integration — Minimal change to existing diesel engine platforms.
  • Supply-chain ready — Incorporates easily into existing maintenance networks and manufacturing supply chains with no need to retrain technicians.
  • Lower carbon emissions than comparable EVs. ClearFlame avoids usage limitations of battery solutions.

"Our trucks not only have 40% lower fuel costs than diesel, they offer a greater reduction in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions than a comparable EV truck," said BJ Johnson, CEO. "ClearFlame stands ready to bring cost-effective carbon reduction solutions to the market today,

In its first pilots, ClearFlame reduced carbon emissions by nearly 45% and said greater savings are expected in the future.

Decarbonized Fuels

The company’s trucks are built to operate on a range of decarbonized liquid fuels, including ethanol, a locally-grown biofuel.

ClearFlame said it also can adapt to future e-fuels made from renewable energy, such as green methanol or green ammonia.

The company is finalizing lease agreements for limited production trucks, targeting two dozen to three dozen units with select customers, and said it expects to announce additional sales in the first half of 2024.

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