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published: July 14, 2008
VANCOUVER, BC, Canada – Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT), a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, announced today that it has entered into a development agreement with a leading European engine manufacturer on the proprietary High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) fuel system operating with natural gas and biogas. Westport and the European engine manufacturer will work together to integrate and test Westport’s HPDI fuel system on their engine platforms.
“Energy security, climate change and transport fuel costs are urgent challenges for the global economy” said David Demers, CEO at Westport Innovations. “We are very pleased to be working with one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles and engines to demonstrate the potential benefits of natural gas in this emerging energy future. Natural gas and biogas are domestically available in many countries around the world, offer material environmental benefits compared to operation on petroleum-based fuels, and are typically much cheaper.”
For competitive reasons, further terms and conditions have not been disclosed.
Westport Innovations Inc. is a leading global supplier of proprietary solutions that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuels such as landfill gas and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Westport technology offers advanced LNG fueling systems with direct injection natural gas engine technology for heavy-duty vehicles such as highway trucks and off-road applications such as mining and rail. Cummins Westport, our joint venture with Cummins Inc., designs, engineers and markets spark-ignited natural gas engines for medium- and heavy-duty transportation applications such as trucks and buses. Westport is also one of the global leaders for natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fuel system technology, design, and components in passenger cars, light-duty trucks and industrial applications such as forklifts. To learn more about our business, visit westport.com, subscribe to our RSS feed, or follow us on Twitter @WestportDotCom.