The Leading Provider of Alternatively Fueled Engines
Between the tightening of regulations, the instability of traditional-fuel prices and discovery of new fuel extraction technologies, alternatively fueled equipment and vehicles are an increasingly attractive option. Natural gas, propane, and biofuels offer cleaner, domestically produced energy at a lower overall cost, and the latest green technologies allow engines to use less fuel.
PSI provides leading-edge alternative-fuel engine solutions for the on-road and industrial sectors. We offer a complete line up of emission-certified, fuel-flexible engines. This affords our customers maximum protection against volatile fuel markets, and allows them to transition gradually into a new fuel strategy instead of disrupting operations with an abrupt fleet-wide or awkward piecemeal shift. And with alternative fuel stations becoming more and more numerous, alternatively fueled engines are practical as well. Take a look at our Alternative Fuel-Station Map to see available fueling points in the US.
CNG: Giving Diesel a Run for Its Money
At about half the pump price of diesel, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) has become a serious contender in sectors traditionally running diesel engines. Tier-4 emission regulations will require diesel users to implement costly engine after-treatments, with compliance-related expenses projected to increase by over 60% compared to Tier 3. And Tier-4-compliant diesel systems are heavier and bulkier, with a 70%+ larger footprint.
The natural gas alternatives offered by PSI are compact, light, and more service-friendly in the event away-from-base repairs are needed. And the stability of the natural gas fuel market makes converting fleets to CNG a smart investment.
PSI’s emission-conscious, fuel-flexible engine solutions are compatible with natural gas, propane, gasoline, and bio-fuels. Take a look at our options for industrial, on-road, and heavy-duty use, or learn more about the benefits of natural gas.
You can also see the location of alternative fuel stations in the U.S. here.
Propane: Over 60 Years of Clean Power
Also known as liquid propane (LP) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), propane is a domestically produced, clean-burning fuel that’s been widely used in engines since the early 1950s. Its domestic production provides price stability, and its renewable, non-toxic nature make propane a fuel you can feel good about.
In addition to preserving the planet, propane’s favorable environmental profile means that, even in an emissions-focused future, it is less likely to incur the heavy regulation seen with dirtier fuels like diesel. Lower maintenance costs are an added benefit to using propane, especially for high-mileage vehicles. Propane’s high octane and low carbon- and oil-contamination characteristics extend engine life compared to conventional engines. And because it can be converted to gas before it’s combusted, propane may reduce the cold-start problems associated with traditional liquid fuels.
PSI makes fuel-flexible engine solutions that run on liquid propane while maintaining compatibility with traditional fuels.
Bio-Fuel: The Fuel of the Future?
On the leading edge of clean-energy development, organic fuels like methane, digester gases, syngas, and plant-derived alcohols offer several advantages to their fossil-fuel counterparts. Taking advantage of natural fuel sources enables smart companies to cut costs while simultaneously reducing their carbon footprint. The low cost and ready availability of biofuels makes them attractive from a practical standpoint. And their reduced emissions, renewability, and carbon-offset characteristics help companies meet their sustainability goals and fulfill regulatory requirements.
PSI’s fuel-flexible, cleantech engine solutions are compatible with several bio-fuels and also run on gasoline. Take a look at our complete power-band range for industrial, on-road, and heavy-duty use, or learn more about PSI.