In 2003, Colin Huwyler was a college freshman at the University of Buffalo experimenting with biofuels on his Volkswagen Jetta. These experiments ultimately led Colin to create a biofuel system for passenger vehicles, and over the years this drew interest from a number of private fleets who wanted to utilize the technology to reduce the emissions of their heavy-duty trucks.
In 2010, Colin founded Optimus to serve the needs of private and municipal fleets & brought on his co-founder Jon Ewing. After conducting extensive research on other alternative fuel products like natural gas, hydrogen, and electric, Optimus set out to develop a low-carbon solution that provides fleets the performance and reliability their applications demand while being practical, affordable, and easily implemented without the need for massive investments in new vehicles or infrastructure. That solution was The Vector System.
Optimus’ Vector System is designed to integrate into fleet applications where emissions reductions are challenging or impossible to achieve in a cost-effective manner through other means. The Vector System provides fleets a pathway for the seamless transition to low-carbon fuels for existing operations.
To date, Optimus has reduced carbon emissions for a range of fleets, from small municipalities to Fortune 50 companies. Our customers need to reduce their carbon emissions but can't wait for other solutions to build the infrastructure and be ready to deploy at scale. They turn to us to keep their operations running to ensure their customers get their products on time or are making it to school and work on time. We believe you should not have to struggle or wait to make an impact today.