Westport Innovations Inc. (Westport) is a leading global provider of proprietary technology that allows engines to operate on clean-burning gaseous fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and biomethane obtained from biogas such as landfill gas.
They partner with global OEMs to integrate Westport technologies with OEMs’ products.
Their extensive market and industry knowledge includes high performance gaseousfuelled vehicles, engine development, fuel tanks and on-vehicle system engineering, fuel stations and sourcing, service, and support including mechanic and driver training.
For LNG heavy duty trucks, Westport has developed an engine system using proprietary high pressure direct injection (HPDI) technology. HPDI allows diesel engines to run on natural gas with >90% replacement of diesel fuel by natural gas.
Westport has been actively involved in developing market awareness about the advantages of LNG fuel in advance of the release of LNG vehicles and in market creation activities related to the use of LNG in transportation. Westport has developed global and European market intelligence in the LNG heavy duty transportation market and is currently participating in the UN ECE process of drafting emissions regulations for two-fuel and LNG-fuelled vehicles. Westport is also experienced in the development of LNG corridors in Canada and the US. For all these reasons, it makes a lot of sense for Westport to participate to this LNG Blue Corridors project.