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HayDay Farms Orders 20 LNG Trucks With Westport HPDI
published: June 5, 2008
VANCOUVER, BC – Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT), a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, announced today that HayDay Farms of Blythe, California has ordered 20 heavy duty liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks featuring Westport’s High Pressure Direct Injection (HPDI) technology. The HPDI technology will allow HayDay’s new Kenworth T800 trucks to operate in regional haul applications with the same power and efficiency as a diesel engine and provide superior economic and environmental benefits by running natural gas.
“At over US$4 per gallon for diesel and the natural gas equivalent at approximately US$3 per gallon, purchasing LNG trucks delivering the same torque and efficiency just makes sense,” said Dale Tyson, Vice President of HayDay Farms. “Running LNG trucks with Westport’s HPDI technology can help reduce fuel costs and harmful emissions providing economic and environmental drivers in line with HayDay’s core business values.”
“Providing a highly efficient, low-emission Westport ISX G 15 litre engine with a comprehensive support program for customers like HayDay Farms gives Westport a distinct competitive advantage,” stated Michael Gallagher, President & Chief Operating Officer of Westport Innovations. “The economic drivers in concert with environmental benefits for customers like HayDay Farms are now creating unprecedented interest in our new natural gas fuel systems for heavy duty trucks.”
Hayday Farms was founded in 1986 with the acquisition of Toshin Trading, Inc., a hay brokerage company located in Blythe, California. Along the way, the name was changed to reflect its core business. HayDay Farms focuses on producing quality feed for foreign and domestic dairy and beef cattle. Show and stock horses are also a market segment with alfalfa, timothy, oats, Bermuda hay and hay cubes made available to ranch stables and feed stores. In addition, the Company has created a show horse hay package consisting of small compressed hay bales of alfalfa and Bermuda hay. Additional information on HayDay Farms can be found on their website at www.haydayfarms.com.
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