Emissions sampling equipment supports alternative fuel research
MILWAUKEE, WI, May 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - BRP (TSX: DOO) was named
today the 2014 winner of the Wisconsin Business Friend of the
Environment Award for the unique emissions sampling equipment it
developed in support of the U.S. Department of Energy's search for a
more environmentally friendly gasoline alternative.
"BRP is making great strides in the areas of marine engine emission
reductions and biofuel research," said Eric Bott, Director of
Environmental and Energy Policy for Wisconsin Manufacturers and
Commerce. "They're not just improving the efficiency of their engines
or viability of new potential fuels. They're inventing the testing
equipment necessary to prove these advancements."
The emissions sampling equipment was developed at BRP's Evinrude
facility in Sturtevant to research isobutanol, a biologically produced
alternative fuel being tested in engines to identify if it could be a
cleaner, more environmentally friendly substitute for gasoline.
"This is the first instrument designed specifically to measure and
quantify engine exhaust emissions from in-use recreational boats," said
Jeff Wasil, BRP's Engineering Manager on the project. "We are working
closely with the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the
American Boat and Yacht Council on a comprehensive test program which
is leading toward a better understanding of exhaust emissions from
recreational marine products."
The award recognizes businesses that demonstrate environmental soundness
in pollution prevention, innovative technology and environmental
stewardship. The program aims to communicate to businesses, state
policymakers and the public that these environmentally conscious
practices have a positive impact on Wisconsin.
This award reaffirms BRP's commitment to using ground-breaking
technology to support environmental sustainability.
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BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development,
manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and
propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx
snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side
vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion
systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and
recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with
a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales
of over CA$3 billion from 105 countries, the Company employs
approximately 7,100 people worldwide.
Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Rotax, Can-Am and the BRP logo are
trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
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