Extreme Energy Solutions Inc., an Ogdensburg company, in partnership with SMART Air Fuel Saver LLC, will be installing its SMART Emissions Reducer device on a series of vehicles for the County of Winnebago, Illinois. Officials hope the retrofit to diesel and gasoline powered fleet vehicles from the Winnebago County Highway Department, and the Winnebago County Sheriffs Department, attain yet lower emissions output and significant increase in fuel economy. In effect, Winnebago County will be able to lower its fuel budget. Beginning April 10, 2012, the County will test the SMART device out over a 90-day free trial period.
"At this time, there is no cost to the tax payer," said Larry Robertson, CEO of SMART Air Fuel Saver LLC of Illinois, "and should the vehicles meet the expected lower emissions and fuel savings numbers, the devices could pay for themselves within a year" At the conclusion of the testing, emissions and fuel economy data will be reviewed. Upon completion of the review, the county will have an option to explore retrofitting their remaining fleet vehicles. "In Illinois, our endeavor is to provide significant savings for all of our customers' fuel budgets while also reducing toxic emissions, which adds extended life to the engine," added Robertson.
By design, the SMART Emissions Reducer lowers harmful emissions(CO2, NOx, Hydrocarbons, and more) when applied to the production side of the engine. Due to its form and functionality, the lowered emissions provide the additional increase in fuel efficiency and improves engine performance.
“We are eagerly looking forward to the anticipated results of the SMART device," commented Dan Davis, Operations Manager for Winnebago County Highway Department, "Published results from around the country indicate years of very positive economic, as well as environmental impact. The expected results for us are very important in light of tighter budgets and the desire to be more ‘green’ in our operations. Similar results here in Winnebago County would be very positive for both us and for our testing partners," added Davis.
Extreme Energy Solutions Inc. CEO/President, Samuel K. Burlum, who also is the Vice President of SMART Air Fuel Saver LLC, said that he was looking forward in partnering with Winnebago County in testing the SMART device. “Our company is confident that the trial program will demonstrate positive results for Winnebago County, offering significant benchmarks to refer to when evaluating the SMART device for their future fleet usage. We are proud to partner with a county that has taken steps bold steps to explore ways to lessen their carbon footprint, while saving taxpayers dollars.”
While Winnebago County is the first municipality agency to test the SMART device in Illinois, and a well-known fuel supplier will be the first private fleet in Illinois to take part in the 90-day trial program. Successful Programs in other regions of the country include with the municipalities of Andover Township, NJ; Boone County School District, West Virginia, and City of West Palm Beach, Florida. The SMART Emissions Reducer is the only engine modification permissible by the New York City Taxi and Limo Commission. Upon assessment of the SMART Emissions Reducer's specifications and performance, the Commission actually waived the formal pilot proposal submission rules, and gave the green light to sell and install the device and allowed for all vehicles under their jurisdiction to be retrofitted with the device.
For more information about the SMART Emissions Reducer, visit the website www.SMARTafs.com, or www.extremeenergysolutions.net or call 973-209-3450 during normal business hours