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published: October 18, 2012
VANCOUVER, BC – What’s the connection between natural gas and the milk on your cereal? How might natural gas help make texting easier in India? Find out this weekend when Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX:WPT / NASDAQ:WPRT), the global leader in natural gas engines, holds its Westport Connection Weekend at Science World on October 20th and 21st. Westport invites each visitor to Science World to become a Driver for Change by learning through interactive activities about the benefits of using sustainable sources of energy, like natural gas. This weekend is part of Science World’s Around the Dome in 30 Days, a month-long program, aimed at bringing the community together to explore the world of science and technology.
Westport is a contributor to Science World’s Bridging the Science Gap campaign by sponsoring the Transportation exhibit in the newly-opened Ken Spencer Science Park – an interactive outdoor science park dedicated to educating youth about the future of new, clean technologies. The Westport sponsored exhibit tells the “Clean Transportation Story,” with interactivity that helps demonstrate how everyday choices can impact our carbon footprint. As a leading-edge technology company, Westport became involved with Science World to foster interest in science, technology and sustainability leadership for the future generations.
Westport is dedicated to informing the public about how making the shift in transportation fuel towards more sustainable sources of energy like natural gas can provide environmental and economic benefits to our community.
“Westport is committed to investing in the future of science and technology in British Columbia,” said David Demers, CEO of Westport. “With the growing demand for technology-related jobs, we have a great opportunity to develop an interest in young minds that might become the next generation of scientists and engineers. Westport is pleased to work with industry innovators such as Science World to foster our youth and inspire them towards careers in science and technology.”
The Vancouver-based producer of alternative fuel, low-emissions technologies draws on B.C. universities for qualified employees. Organizations like Science World help to develop an early interest in science and technology among British Columbia students.
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.