July 7, 2010
by PLANT STAFF
The GX 2010 15L truck engine, which runs on liquefied natural gas.
Photo: Westport Innovations
VANCOUVER: Westport Innovations Inc.’s GX 2010 15L engine has been certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to 2010 emissions compliance.
Westport, a Vancouver-based manufacturer of low-emissions technologies for trucks, says its engine now meets the “most stringent current North American emissions standards.”
It’s certified and compliant to emission limits of 0.2 g/bhp-hr oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and 0.01 g/bhp-hr particulate matter (PM) without the use of emissions credits.
Australia’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government has also certified the Westport GX engine in compliance with the Australian Design Rules (ADR) 80/03, which takes effect for all heavy-duty truck models starting January 2011.
GX 15L engines, fuelled with liquid natural gas (LNG), are available for with 400 and 450 horsepower ratings and up to 1,750 lb.-ft. torque for heavy-duty port, freight and vocational applications.