Westport tech is ‘cost effective’

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Canadian-made technology that substitutes natural gas for diesel fuel has been deemed in a government report to be the “most cost-effective” technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from trucks.

Westport Innovations of Vancouver has patented the High Pressure Direct Injection technology that was reviewed in the Alternative and Future Fuels and Energy Sources for Road Vehicles study for the Transportation Issue Table of the National Climate Change Process.

Last month, Westport announced a $10 million project to adapt three heavy-duty diesel trucks to run on liquefied natural gas. The first will be demonstrated in Vancouver, and the other two will be delivered to carriers for commercial use before the end of 2000. n

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