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Optimus Technologies

Optimus builds biofuel conversion systems for commercial diesel trucks to significantly reduce fuel costs and emissions easily.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded 2010
  • Employees 11
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website optimustec.com

Company Summary

Optimus builds the only EPA-approved biofuel conversion system for commercial diesel trucks. The product reduces fuel costs and emissions, enabling a wide variety of biofuels at 100% concentration rather than low level (<20%) blends. Target customers, who include regional distributors and municipal fleets, see a payback of 6 to 12 months. The company currently has pilot programs installed with a variety of municipal and commercial partners.


  • Former CEO/Chairman of Vocollect Inc. (company sold in 2011).

  • As CEO, Colin has a hand in everything from customer acquisition to product development; he has been lead engineer on many key components of the Vector technology. Prior to Optimus, Colin was CEO of a renewable fuel company pioneering the use of straight vegetable oil fuel in the US. Colin has over 10 years of industry experience and recently graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering.

Previous Investors

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    Roger Byford
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    Dr. John A. Swanson
    Founder, ANSYS Inc.
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    Idea Foundry
    Innovation Accelerator