Tecogen to test emissions-control technology on propane fork trucks

October 25, 2016 By    

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) awarded research grant funding to Tecogen Inc. to develop Ultera emissions-control technology for the propane-powered fork truck market.

PERC approved $95,000 for the project at its July meeting in Napa, California. The Ultera-equipped ultra-clean propane fork truck will feature fuel cell-like emissions and a brand that offers an indoor air quality advantage without compromising performance, Tecogen says.

“This grant award is yet another demonstration of Tecogen pushing Ultera into new applications and verticals,” says Robert Panora, Tecogen’s president, COO and an inventor of the Ultera system. “Fork trucks are often used inside large warehouses where indoor air quality is a serious concern. Eliminating pollutants from vehicles operating indoors is important to the fork truck industry and their customers.”

According to Tecogen, the project will assess the adaption of Tecogen’s near-zero emissions technology for the fork truck category and demonstrate the technical performance on popular propane fork truck models. In addition, several fork truck manufacturers also plan to participate in the research initiative.

Tecogen manufactures and installs cogeneration products, including natural gas engine-driven combined heat and power units, air conditioning systems and water heaters.

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