American Power Group Announces Additional California Air Resources Board Executive Order Certifications for Their Turbocharged Natural Gas® Dual Fuel System

-Certifications for Cummins ISX and Detroit Diesel DD15 Engines Will Expand Markets in California-

Lynnfield, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

LYNNFIELD, Mass., Oct. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- American Power Group Corporation (OTCQB:APGI), announced today that its subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. (“APG”), has received additional State of California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) Executive Order (“EO”) Certifications for its Turbocharged Natural Gas® Dual Fuel System. The additional CARB EO Certifications include vehicular engine models within the 2010-2012 engine years as follows:

    Engine Year   Engine Models    Horsepower
Cummins ISX 14.9L   2010   8 models    Up to 583hp
    2011   17 models    Up to 592hp
    2012   17 models    Up to 592hp
Detroit Diesel DD15 14.8L   2010   10 models    Up to 560hp
    2011   20 models    Up to 560hp
    2012   20 models    Up to 560hp

These latest certifications are in addition to APG’s existing CARB EO Certifications for the 2010-2013 Volvo 12.8L engine families as well as APG’s industry-leading 497 EPA posted approvals covering CAT, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, Daimler, Mack and Volvo engine families ranging in model years from 1991-2014.

Lyle Jensen, American Power Group Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “APG’s dual fuel has the ability to play an important role in the reduction of diesel related criteria pollutants (NOx and Particulate Matter) in California. Our recent dual fuel emission test results from the Center for Alternative Fuel Engines and Emissions at West Virginia University on SCR emission technology has shown greater than a 50% reduction in NOx emissions compared to the federal standard. These NOx levels would qualify APG’s dual fuel solution for CARB’s future “Optional Low NOx” consideration.  We also intentionally targeted certification of high-horsepower engines as there are no effective dedicated natural gas solutions in this horsepower range and it is critical fleets can retain their diesel-like power and torque for the steep-grade topography in many areas of California. It is a “win-win” scenario when it comes to improving air quality and maintaining high-horsepower performance.”

Jensen added, “With the Volvo, Cummins, and Detroit Diesel certifications, we have aggressively launched our heavy-haul dual fuel marketing program in concert with our natural gas fueling partners and an expanding network of California Dealers and Installers. RL Polk estimates there are over 30,000 California registered Class 8 trucks that are model year 2010 and newer. We are now in a position to:  a) accelerate NOx reduction on the largest number of California registered trucks, b) allow fleets to achieve optional low NOx results well before California’s scheduled deadlines and c) become a major consumer of renewable natural gas (“RNG”) which is seeing phenomenal growth in California.”

About American Power Group Corporation
American Power Group’s subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. provides cost effective products and services that promote the economic and environmental benefits of our alternative fuel and emission reduction technologies. Our patented Turbocharged Natural Gas® Dual Fuel Conversion Technology is a unique non-invasive software driven solution that converts existing vehicular and stationary diesel engines to run concurrently on diesel and various forms of natural gas including compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, conditioned well-head/ditch gas or bio-methane gas with the flexibility to return to 100% diesel fuel operation to avoid any natural gas range anxiety. Depending on the fuel source and operating profile, our EPA and CARB approved dual fuel conversions seamlessly displace 45% - 65% of diesel fuel with cleaner burning natural gas resulting in measurable reductions in nitrous oxides (NOx) and other diesel-related emissions. Through our Trident Associated Gas Capture and Recovery Technology, we provide oil and gas producers a flare capture service solution for associated gases produced at their remote and stranded well sites. These producers are under tightening regulatory pressure to capture and liquefy the flared gases at their remote and stranded well sites or face significant oil output reductions. With our proprietary Flare to Fuel™ process technology we can convert these captured gases into natural gas liquids (“NGL”) which can be sold as heating fluids, emulsifiers, or be further processed by refiners. Given pending federal methane capture regulations, we anticipate our next generation NGL processing systems will have the capability to convert the residual flared methane into pipeline quality natural gas that can be sold for a variety of dedicated and dual fuel vehicular, stationary, industrial and household uses. See additional information at: www.       

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