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VANCOUVER, B.C. — Westport Innovations has begun testing in Canada a low-emissions heavy-duty truck that uses liquified natural gas.

The truck is equipped with Westport’s proprietary natural gas fuel system, and is designed to operate with “all of the power and performance of a standard diesel fuel engine.”

The rig is being run by Bobell Group, an Aldergrove, B.C. fleet that hauls wood chips. It is powered by an ISX 400 horsepower engine, made by Cummins.

Westport is conducting the tests along with Vancouver-based BCG eFuels, and Chart Industries, of Mayfield Heights, Ohio.

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