World's First Near-Zero Carbon Emission
Air & Water Vacuum Excavator
Decarbonizing Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines with B100
July 24 2023
PITTSBURGH, PA – Optimus Technologies, a diesel engine decarbonization company focused on the largest and most challenging sectors of the transportation industry, announced today that DC Water (District of Columbia Water Authority)
recently took delivery of their first off-the-assembly-line Optimus Technologies/B100 powered vehicle and the first ever
Optimus Technologies/B100 powered air and water vacuum excavator. This vehicle is one of twelve new B100 powered
vehicles purchased by DC Water through the EPA’s DERA (Diesel Emissions Reductions Act) program. Optimus Technologies has
already upgraded ten existing DC Water vehicles to run on carbon reducing B100.
Optimus Technologies is the global leader enabling heavy-duty diesel engines to run reliably and dependably in all weather
conditions on 100% biogenic fuel. “This is a perfect example of a heavy-duty diesel decarbonization application that will never
be feasible for the battery electric or fuel cell electric technologies currently in development” said Colin Huwyler, Founder and
CEO of Optimus Technologies.
According to DC Water, these twelve new B100 powered vehicles will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 98.3 metric tons, and
the emissions of particulate matter, which are known to cause asthma, cancer, and other lung issues, are lowered by 97% when
switching from diesel to B100.
Maureen Holman, Vice President of Shared Services for DC Water, said, “We are pleased to add these clean energy vehicles to
our fleet. They will help us further reduce our carbon footprint and support our strategic imperative to be a more sustainable
According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, vehicles using B100 instead of petroleum diesel can reduce carbon
dioxide emissions by over 95%. Furthermore, data published by the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory indicates that total
lifecycle carbon emissions from B100 powered vehicles are considerably less than BEV and FCEV solutions.
B100 is an affordable carbon neutral fuel available across the country and vehicles with Optimus Technologies’ Vector System
are already in use at scale in leading private and municipal fleets. These operational assets are currently exceeding their 2030
carbon emission targets.
About Optimus Technologies:
Optimus Technologies was founded with the goal of combatting climate change by decarbonizing transportation and heavy industry through a dependable, practical, and economically feasible solution that does not require massive infrastructure development. Leading municipal and private fleets are already significantly reducing their carbon emissions while also lowering fleet operating costs. www.optimustec.com
For more information, contact Lori Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 412-727-8228 x 25