GEORGETOWN, TX - CleanFUEL USA, a leader in alternative-fuel dispensing equipment and engine technology, has introduced the CFT PRO 2100, a new propane fuel dispensing product.
The CFT PRO 2100 integrates CleanFUEL's refueling features, including the electronic dispensing computer, to expand the propane pump infrastructure options now available on the market. Propane powers roughly 13 million cars and trucks worldwide, and is gaining popularity as an alternative fuel because of its cost competitive and environmental benefits.
The new CleanFUEL dispenser offers such features as a stainless steel cabinet, improved hydraulics and an electronic dispensing computer. The new dispenser is available now and will be integrated into the U.S. propane network for which CleanFUEL recently received a grant. The grant was awarded by the Department of Energy last year to build out the nation's largest propane network in coordination with several partners, including ConocoPhillips and Texas State Technical Colleges.
The network will include 184 liquid propane refueling stations in major U.S. cities. The first stations will be completed this summer in Phoenix, Ariz., and Anaheim, Calif. There are five additional sites anticipated to open later this summer. The completion of the network is expected to take two to four years.
Propane (also known as Autogas) is an alternative fuel with lower greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline or diesel. New liquid propane injection technology (LPI) developed by CleanFUEL USA has led to reliable propane engine performance and maintenance, the company said. Both Ford and GM are developing additional propane engine platforms in 2010.
"CleanFUEL is in the process of building the nation's largest Autogas refueling network," said Tucker Perkins, COO of CleanFUEL. "Watching the infrastructure for this pipeline unfold is an amazing achievement for this country, as it will drive down the costs and emissions associated with transporting goods and services among our cities. This new network not only reduces the impact the commercial transportation market has on our environment, but it also helps companies reduce their transportation costs, which ultimately improves their bottom line."