Bi-Fuel Propane System Enters the United States in 2011
Icom's new JTG-Dynamic System enables vehicles to run on either diesel fuel or a 50/50 mixture of liquid-injected propane and diesel fuel.
"Our innovative JTG-Dynamic System will provide vehicle owners with more power, more torque and improved efficiency along with huge fuel-cost savings and lower emissions," said Icom's CEO Ralph Perpetuini.
"Our new system is an all-around winner for diesel fleets," added Albert Venezio, chairman of Icom North America. "For owners, it dramatically reduces operating costs because propane is cheaper than diesel and has a 50-cents-per-gallon alternative fuel-tax credit. For the environment, it reduces emissions. For the national economy it helps to reduce petroleum imports because propane is mostly U.S.-sourced.
"The JTG-Dynamic system is a breakthrough technology and the only system for diesels that injects liquid propane, not vapor. It expands the applications of Icom's JTG bi-fuel system, which is now powering more than 120,000 vehicles worldwide with the ability to run on either liquid-injected propane or gasoline."
Jasper Alternate Fuels, a division of Jasper Engines & Transmissions of Jasper, Ind., will be the first to install the JTG-Dynamic System on diesel vehicles. Jasper has over 55 installation centers across the U.S. to perform both LPG and CNG conversions on vehicles.