Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute

Summary

SCH Number
2016038324
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Institute of Gas Technology dba Gas Technology Institute
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/22/2016

Document Description
Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) will utilize the ISB6.7 spark ignited natural gas engine and further develop an advanced version of this engine with heavy duty on-board diagnostics to meet 2018 EPA and ARB regulations for alternative fueled heavy duty vehicles. A number of tasks will be completed to address integration barriers currently preventing the ISB6.7 G to work within existing vehicle chassis and also the mounted engine control unit (ECU) which allows the ISB6.7 G to work within existing vehicle chassis and also the compatibility with a hydrostatic drive which is utilized in street sweeper applications. This engine will them ne deployed in a number of vehicles in multiple applications including street sweepers, shuttle buses and school buses in California where the development tasks conducted will be utilized in real world operation and validated over a variety of duty cycles applicable to those vehicles (i.e. Shuttle Bus, sweeper, and school bus) with the performance measured and assessed. CWI will be targeting existing end-users of CWI ISB6.7 G engines and also those that may currently be utilizing ISB6.7 diesel engines and wanting to convert their fleet to natural gas.

Contact Information
Pilar Magana
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-2216

Location

Cities
Irvine Riverside
Counties
Orange Riverside
Other Information
1700 S Mt Prospect Rd, 1750 West 75th Avenue, 1939 Deere Ave, 1084 Columbia Ave

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15306
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of the testing and development of a natural gas engine with work primarily being performed in a laboratory, including dynamometer testing. Some on-road testing of vehicles will be completed, however this will be completed through existing vehicle fleets and the impact is expected to be minimal.

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