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IFS, heavy duty truck fleets collaborate on hydrogen fuel retrofits

August 24, 2022  By Don Horne


Innovative Fuel Systems Ltd. (IFS), has announced its collaboration with several major trucking fleets to support and advance hydrogen fuel use in 90 per cent of existing HD engines using IFS’ patent-pending retrofit dual-fuel technology, Multi-Fuel Technology Platform (MFTP).

“Our MFTP technology is already commercially available for cleaner-burning natural gas. We will leverage that knowledge to have a hydrogen dual-fuel option commercially available in late 2023, enabling owners to quickly adapt for the use of hydrogen fuel in their existing fleet,” said Leland Oberst, President and Chief Executive Officer of IFS. “This collaboration focuses on delivering performance for heavy-duty fleet owners and reducing GHG emissions.”

IFS is an Edmonton, Alta.-based, cleantech company that provides innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and generate fuel savings for heavy-duty (HD) trucks,

“For more than a year, we have successfully replaced an impactful portion of diesel fuel with cleaner-burning natural gas using IFS’ MFTP retrofit technology on our existing HD trucks. This has proven to be a great, economically viable, long-term solution to reducing emissions while continuing to use our existing fleet infrastructure and maintaining HD engine performance in demanding operations and conditions,” says Chris Chapman, Vice President, Fleet Services, KAG Canada. “We support the commercialization of MFTP™ hydrogen fuel technology because it can be commercially available in the near term and can help create demand for pending hydrogen fuel station infrastructure in order to meet net zero targets.”

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The founding members — Certarus, KAG Canada, Superior Propane, Trimac Transportation Services Inc., and a large, Alberta-based fleet operating throughout North America — represent some of the largest HD fleets in Canada.


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