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LPI Powered Blue Bird “Vision” Bus. CleanFUEL USA Headquartered in Georgetown, Texas Established in 1993 CF-USA Manufacturer of motor fuel dispensers and fueling infrastructure - LPG & E85 Provides fuel supply services, contracts

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CleanFUEL USA

Headquartered in Georgetown, Texas

Established in 1993

CF-USA

Manufacturer of motor fuel dispensers and fueling infrastructure - LPG & E85

Provides fuel supply services, contracts

Owns or franchises 38 fueling locations in California, Arizona, Texas and Colorado. 20 additional locations over the next 12 months

Develops liquid propane fuel injection systems


CLEANFUEL USA provides a complete alternative fuel solution

  • Vehicle Fuel Systems

  • Fueling Infrastructure

  • Fuel Management

  • Fuel


Diesel Challenge

  • Higher Purchase Price

  • - Exhaust Gas Recirculation - EGR

  • - Variable Geometry Turbocharger

  • - Diesel Particulate Filtration System

  • Some Fuel Economy Depreciation

  • Higher Operating Costs

    • - Higher Fuel Prices

    • - Higher Lubricating Oil Contamination – Reduced .. Oil Change Interval

    • - Costly Particulate Filter Maintenance


Market Factors Favor the Development of a State of the Art Propane Bus

  • 2007 & 2010 Diesel Emission Standards

    • Increase in diesel engine prices

    • Increased diesel fuel prices

    • Increased maintenance and operating costs

    • Health and global warming issues

    • Government alternative fuel incentives

    • Energy Security


Propane (C Propane Bus3H8)

  • Low cost and domestically produced alternative fuel

  • Non-toxic, burns cleanly & is not a ground contaminant

  • Abundant supply in the U.S.

  • - 60% comes from natural gas & 40% from refining oil

  • Propane is naturally a low emission fuel

  • - Near zero particulate matter

  • Similar MPG and fuel fill rate as gasoline

  • Promotes a clean air – fleet image

  • Support Energy Independence


Propane Advantages Propane Bus

  • • Propane is an approved alternative fuel listed in both the Clean Air Act of 1990 and the National Energy Policy Act of 1992 and 2005.

  • It is currently the world’s most proven, reliable and widely used alternative fuel, fueling more than 10 million vehicles internationally.

  • • Provides a clear environmental advantage. Compared to gasoline, propane yields 87% less smog-producing hydrocarbons, up to 90% less carbon monoxide, 12% less carbon dioxide, 50% less nitrogen oxide and 50% fewer toxins and other smog-producing emissions.

  • • Propane can play an important role in mitigating climate change, because it is among the lowest life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of all commercially available fuels.

  • The D.O.E. website states the low carbon and oil contamination characteristics of propane have resulted in documented engine life of up to two times that of gasoline engines.

Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Orange County (California) Transit Authority www.propanecouncil.org/trade/fleet/emissions.html


Alternative Fuel Comparison Propane Bus

Source: Michigan Propane Gas Association


  • The LPI System Propane Bus

  • Clean-Low Emission

  • Simple Design

  • Economical

  • Superior Performance

  • Safe

  • Supported

  • Accepted


Clean – Low Emissions Propane Bus

2008NOx Only

EPA & CARB – HD Diesel Standard 1.0

EPA & CARB – HD Gasoline Standard 0.2

Blue Bird “Vision” 8.1L 0.175


Simple Design Propane Bus

  • Direct replacement of the OEM gasoline fuel system.

  • - Liquid Propane Injection

  • - Sequential Port Injected

  • - Utilizes the GM P-59 Engine Control Unit

  • - Utilizes proven Components from Seimens and Walbro

  • Developed & Certified by CFUSA for the GM 8.1 at the . General Motors Proving Grounds in Millbrook, England

  • - Approximately 40,000 systems operating Worldwide

  • - EPA/CARB Certified: April , 2006 C4500/C5500


Propane BusLPI Delivers Propane

to the Intake Port as a Liquid”

  • Benefit:

  • Vaporization occurs at the intake port, cooling the air/fuel . charge and increasing air/fuel density providing power

  • better than the gasoline engine equivalent.

  • Vaporization creates a cooling effect reducing valve and

  • upper cylinder temperatures and prolonging engine life.

  • Heavy End fallout from the fuel during vaporization provides . valve and upper cylinder lubrication.

  • Providesexcellent cold weather start and go.


“LPI control is integrated into the OEM computer” Propane Bus

  • Benefit:

  • Proprietary programming optimizes fuel economy, . performance and low emissions

  • Injector spray pattern is optimized as designed by the . engine OEM.

  • OEM developed diagnostics remain intact with the

  • LPI system.

  • Allows use of GM Tech II tool for diagnostics.


“LPI utilizes Siemens bottom feed injectors” Propane Bus

  • Benefit:

  • Siemens is one of the worlds largest volume fuel

  • injector manufacturers providing superior economics

  • and quality.

  • Injectors are of a bottom feed design with a straight . through fuel flow.

  • - Provides a self cleaning and purging action.

  • - Reduces contaminant build up.

  • - Improves the service life of the injectors.

  • - Maintains fuel economy, performance and low emissions.

  • - Provides quiet operation.


“LPI fuel tank Propane Buscontains/protects

all critical components”

  • Benefit:

  • Critical valves are centrally located in a multi valve

  • which is mounted below the tank shell perimeter

  • providingsuperior protection from damage.

  • Tanks are ASME certified.


LPI Multi-Valve Propane Bus

Liquid Evacuation Valve

6 Pin Connector

Pressure Relief Valve

Manual Shut Off Valve

Double Back Check Fill Valve

Return Port W/Double Back

Check Valve

Liquid Supply 12V

Solenoid Valve

80% Fixed Liquid Level Gauge

Supply Port


Economical…Tax Credits Propane Bus

  • Energy Act of 2005, Sec. 1341 (e) (H.R. 6)

  • “New Qualified Alternative Fuel Motor Vehicle Credit”

  • Effective 1/1/2006 through 12/31/2010 . - 50% of the MSRP difference between a conventional gasoline or

  • diesel powered vehicle and the “New Qualified Alternative Fuel

  • Motor Vehicle”

  • Plus: . - 30% of the MSRP difference between a conventional gasoline or

  • diesel powered vehicle and the “New Qualified Alternative Fuel

  • Motor Vehicle” if the vehicle has a certificate of conformity under

  • the Clean Air Act and meets or exceeds the most stringent standard

  • available for certification under the Clean Air Act for that make and

  • model year vehicle


Economical…Tax Credits Propane Bus

  • Highway Act, Sec. 1113 :

  • “Volumetric Excise Tax Credit for Alternative Fuels”

  • Effective 10/1/2006 through 9/30/2009

    • Applicable to sellers of LPG and known as VETC

    • $0.50 per gallon credit

  • Energy Act, Sec. 1342:

  • “Credit for Installation of Alternative Fuel Stations”

    • Effective 12/31/2005 through 12/31/2009

    • Provides a tax credit of up to 30% of the value of an

    • LPG fueling station, up to $30,000

  • *Contact your Tax Specialist for specifics on application of this tax credit


Superior Performance Propane Bus

  • 325 HP @ 4000 RPM

  • 450 ft-lbs of Torque @ 2800 RPM

  • Early torque rise provides quick . acceleration (no turbo lag).

  • Idles quietly with virtually no . exhaust odor.


Safe Propane Bus

  • The LPI Fuel Tank

  • 60 Gallon capacity

  • Carbon Steel

  • 2X the Required Thickness .

  • for ASME Certification

  • 312 PSI Working Pressure

  • Burst Pressure = 5X Working .

  • Pressure

  • 16 Mounting Points not 4

  • Located Inside Crash Cage


Safe Propane Bus

CMVSS Crash Test

  • Angled Side and Rear .

  • Impact

  • 4,000 lbs at 40 mph

  • 220 PSI Tank Pressure

  • No leakage or Pressure .

  • drop



Accepted by Propane Bus

Selected GMC & Chevrolet MD Truck Dealers



Accepted by… Propane Bus

Roush Ford F-150


Discussion (Q&A) Propane Bus

  • Clean

  • Simple

  • Economical

  • Safe


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