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Local man has plan for ‘diesel-powered natural gas vehicles'

Local man has plan for ‘diesel-powered natural gas vehicles'



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A local businessman says new technology could mean diesel trucks and natural gas could become a good combination.

Interest in natural gas powered cars spiked when we were paying over $4 a gallon for gas. But Phillip Toomey, who owns the ProChoice CNG company that converts engines to natural gas, says he's about to show off technology that makes natural gas even more attractive.

"It's gonna be an explosion of diesel-powered natural gas vehicles," Toomey said.

He says with a computer system that regulates a natural gas and diesel mixture, they've got a truck that doubled its gas mileage and has more horsepower.

Toomey hopes to convert a few diesel truck drivers to the idea when he demonstrates the natural gas diesel prototype on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

For information about the demonstration, click the related link to the right of the story.

E-mail: rjeppesen@ksl.com

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Randall Jeppesen

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