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Westport announces methanol HPDI project with a global supplier of marine power solutions

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Vancouver's Westport believes its HPDI marine power engine concept utilizing methanol could help it expand beyond the LNG applications commercially available now. PHOTO courtesy Westport.

Vancouver, BC-based manufacturer Westport Fuel Systems Inc, a supplier of advanced alternative fuel systems and components for the global transportation industry, has announced a proof-of-concept project with a leading global supplier of power solutions for marine applications to test Westport’s High Pressure Direct Injection (“HPDI”) fuel system utilizing methanol for marine applications.

The Project, expected to start in the first quarter of 2024, will be fully funded by the OEM, and is planned to run for approximately nine months.

The Project marks the potential application of the HPDI fuel system for use with marine applications, serving as an initial proof-of-concept project utilizing methanol. It also signifies the possibility of an expansion of Westport’s HPDI fuel system beyond the LNG applications commercially available now and the hydrogen applications demonstrated to-date. Using renewable or carbon neutral methanol derived from green or blue hydrogen, Westport is confident this alternative fuel approach offers an economical and efficient pathway to decarbonize the sector without compromising performance.

“We are excited to continue to demonstrate Westport’s HPDI fuel system as a sustainable solution for hard to abate sectors like marine applications,” said Scott Baker, Vice President of Global Engineering for Westport Fuel Systems. “Westport’s HPDI technology is versatile and can be used with a range of low-carbon and zero-carbon fuels.”

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