Westport Innovations Inc. has been awarded $2.25 million from California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to support the company’s heavy-duty liquid natural gas (LNG) fuel systems.
The funding will go towards the development, demonstration, commercialization and certification of Westport’s heavy-duty LNG fuel systems for the Cummins ISX engine.
The technology is geared towards meeting EPA 2010 NOx emissions standards. Westport will receive $1.25 million from SCAQMD, $250,000 from each Port and $500,000 from CEC.
“To meet our clean air goals here in Southern California, we need to accelerate the deployment of clean-fueled heavy-duty vehicles,” said Barry Wallerstein, SCAQMD executive officer. “This investment in Westport’s clean vehicle technology is an important step in making this goal a reality.”