Houston, TX, (May 23, 2013) – Worldwide Power Products (WPP), a power-generation equipment provider to industrial clients worldwide, today announced it has licensed the rights to sell Hythane Company’s OptiBlend™ solution, which enables traditional diesel engines to burn a mixture of natural gas and diesel. WPP will offer OptiBlend-equipped diesel engines and generator sets for sale and rental and will also sell retrofitting services to owners of existing diesel generators. WPP’s service technicians will be certified to install the conversion kits both at the WPP facility and in the field
With OptiBlend, standard diesel engines can burn a mixture of up to 70% natural gas and 30% diesel fuel, resulting in considerable savings for the engine’s owner. At the current price of natural gas, the cost of the retrofit can be recaptured in fuel savings in less than a year-as little as a few months, in many cases.
“WPP engaged in a comprehensive search to find the bi-fuel technology that offered the most flexibility and best ROI for our customers,” said WPP VP of Sales & Engineering Dave Vennie. “OptiBlend is flexible enough to handle the load swings and changing conditions of any environment, including the rigorous demands of drilling rig platforms. OptiBlend has documented to us that their kit is the best offering in the bi-fuel industry.”
OptiBlend-equipped engines can use fuel from a variety of sources, including direct intake of by-product natural gas from oil fields and well heads (with pre-treatment), from a traditional gas pipeline or from vaporized LNG (liquid natural gas).
“Equipping diesel engines with OptiBlend not only saves operators on fuel costs; it also gives companies a great, ‘green’ story to tell the world,” said Vennie. “When they use by-product gas, they are making use of a freely available fuel source that otherwise would have been wasted, so the benefits are even greater.”
About Hythane Company
Hythane Company is an alternative fuel company dealing with various engine combustion technologies. Hythane Company was officially founded in 2005, but has roots as far back as 1989 as Hydrogen Components Incorporated. Hythane Company is a subsidiary of Eden Energy (ASX:EDE). Its main technologies are the OptiBlend, which converts diesel generator sets to run on up to 70% natural gas in place of diesel, Carbon Nanomaterials, which improve mechanical and electrical properties of materials, and Hythane Fuel (sometimes referred to as HCNG), which dramatically improves emissions and efficiency over standard natural gas engines. For more information, visit http://www.hythane.net.
About Worldwide Power Products
Recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies, Worldwide Power Products specializes in power generation equipment including new and used engines and generator sets. As an independent company based in Houston, Texas, the company buys and sells new and used generator sets and engines worldwide. In addition, the firm provides engineering, maintenance and repair plus rental services for job sites in Texas, Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico. Generator sets range in size from 20kW – 2500kW and engines range in size from 150hp – 4000hp. Brand specialties include Caterpillar generator sets and engines and Cummins generator sets. For more information and a complete list of inventory, visit: www.wpowerproducts.com.
Posted on PR Web 23 May 2013