June 30, 2014

Forging New Ground in the World of LNG Pump Technology

As Westport evolves its applications -- both on the road and off -- for natural gas-powered transportation, a key component in many of these applications is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) pump.

Westport designs and produces pumps for LNG-fuelled applications such as trucks, trains, generators and ships. These pumps are produced to deliver both high and low pressure gas depending on the engine applications.
The Westport P200 LNG High Horsepower Pump.
“We couldn’t find exactly what we needed in the marketplace, so we started to make our own,” says Torben Moeller, Product Manager, Fuel Supply Systems. “Today we’re one of the only companies designing and engineering automotive LNG pumps.”

June 25, 2014

Q&A with Westport CEO David Demers - BCBusiness Magazine

BCBusiness Magazine features Westport CEO David Demers in its July edition. Read the article here, as David discusses the LNG industry in British Columbia, Westport’s history as a UBC startup and Westport’s plans for 2014.

“We’re now pretty much at the point where half of the car companies around the world and half the truck companies either have launched or are launching factory-built natural gas products” David says. “We are just seeing this year the first full year of everybody who makes heavy-duty trucks in North America promoting natural gas, and we’ve got a 100-per-cent share of that.”

June 20, 2014

Westport Speakers Sought Out for Natural Gas Transportation Conferences

Westport's Scott Winton presents at NGV USA in Houston, June 13, 2014.
As natural gas applications for transportation become increasingly pervasive, Westport’s executives are sought after for their expertise in industry-wide conferences.

Scott Winton, Westport’s Senior Director, OEM Development and Sales, presented to a crowd of around 70 at the Natural Gas Vehicles USA conference in Houston, Texas last week. Scott’s presentation, Natural Gas for Trucking Applications, was featured in the June 13 session, Heavy Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Overview.

His presentation included a wide range of subjects around natural gas for transportation and reviewed topics like why go with natural gas, compressed natural gas (CNG) vs. liquefied natural gas (LNG), the differences between spark-ignited and high pressure direct injection combustion technologies and how to make the switch to natural gas based on fleet size and needs. 

June 16, 2014

Join Westport for a Free Webinar! Natural Gas 101: Delivering Savings

Join Westport for its next webinar on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM (PST) / 1:00 PM (EST).

Your fleet of vehicles delivers more than products and services to your customers; they also drive your profits. Clean burning, cheap, domestic and abundant natural gas is rapidly becoming the fuel of choice for operators of all sizes.

We invite you to join Westport and Clean Energy Fuels for the first in a free two-part webinar series for operators of a full range of vehicles from vans and step vans to Class 8 Tractors.

Register Here

FedEx Ground contractor Harry Carver operates a natural gas delivery truck

June 11, 2014

Peek Under the Hood of India’s Newest CNG Vehicle - You’ll Find Westport Inside

Drivers in New Delhi or Mumbai who turn the key on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) Celerio Green, may be surprised to find out that if they look under the hood they will find components from Vancouver-based Westport and its subsidiaries.

India’s Maruti Suzuki recently announced its Celerio is now available as a bi-fuel option: the Celerio Green. The five passenger, bi-fuel car runs on CNG and petrol (gasoline) and gets 31.79 km/kg when it’s in CNG mode.

Westport is supplying the cylinder valve, low pressure filter and plastic venting hose for this recently announced addition to the Maruti Suzuki CNG car line up.

June 6, 2014

Westport CEO David Demers Recognized at the 2014 Technology Impact Awards as Person of the Year

For the last 20 years, the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) has honoured businesses and individuals who have helped lead and shape growth in the province’s tech sector.

On June 5, Westport CEO David Demers was recognized as BCTIA’s 2014 Technology Impact Awards Person of the Year at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

“Technology is about changing the world,” David said during his acceptance speech.
Westport CEO David Demers accepts his Award from Allstream President Mike Strople: "Technology is about changing the world," David said.