GFS Corporation Plans to Install Liquid Natural Gas Conversions on Alpha Coal West Mine Haul Trucks

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Gaseous Fuel Systems Corporation (GFS) announced today that it will be converting Alpha Coal West Caterpillar 793 mine haul trucks to operate on a LNG / diesel combination, resulting in a substantial fuel savings for Alpha.

Caterpillar 793 mine haul truck

Caterpillar 793B mine haul truck ready for conversion to liquid natural gas

We look forward to working with Alpha Natural Resources, one of the world’s leading coal companies, to assist them in finding new ways to improve both the environment and the bottom line," said Jason Green, President, GFS Corporation.

GFS Corp., a global leader in alternative fuel solutions for heavy-duty diesel engines, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Alpha Coal West, Inc., a subsidiary of Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., to convert three Caterpillar 793 (240 MT) mine haul trucks to liquid natural gas (LNG) operation. The converted trucks will be operated at Alpha’s Belle Ayr Coal Mine outside Gillette, Wyoming and will be utilized in both overburden and coal haul service. GFS will be converting the trucks onsite using a proprietary and fully integrated Bi-Fuel Solution that includes on-board LNG storage and engine controls. After conversion, the mine haul trucks will operate using 50% to 70% LNG for most operating modes. The trucks will retain the ability to operate on 100% diesel fuel if required. Under the terms of the agreement, all three LNG-powered mine haul trucks are scheduled to be operational in early 2012. “We look forward to working with Alpha Natural Resources, one of the world’s leading coal companies, to assist them in finding new ways to improve both the environment and the bottom line," said Jason Green, President, GFS Corporation. "Alpha Natural Resources is a company that is committed to sustainable operations and we are very pleased to have this opportunity to work alongside a proven innovator in the mining industry.”

About Gaseous Fuel Systems
GFS designs, manufactures and sells proprietary Bi-Fuel Solutions that enable high horsepower, heavy-duty diesel engines to operate on diesel fuel and natural gas. The company’s primary focus is providing fully integrated alternative fuel solutions for the mining, construction and rail markets. Additional information can be found on the Web at http://www.gfs-corp.net.

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