VANCOUVER, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Cummins Westport Inc. today announced
that it is receiving one of the inaugural "Energy Security Prize"
Advanced Technology Awards from Securing America's Future Energy
(SAFE). The award will be presented at the OPEC Oil Embargo +40: A
National Summit on Energy Security conference this afternoon in
"Both of Cummins Westport's parent companies - Cummins Inc. and Westport
Innovations Inc. - have been pioneers in the use of natural gas for
transportation for more than 20 years," said Jim Arthurs, President,
Cummins Westport, who will be accepting the award on the company's
behalf. "Our joint venture has been a major force in commercializing
these engines and making them available for use in transit, refuse and
truck applications in both North America and around the world. We
appreciate the recognition of SAFE, and the honor of being one of the
first recipients of this award."
The Securing America's Future Energy prize is designed to recognize
emerging and advanced technologies which have the ability to
significantly reduce America's dependence on petroleum-based fuels.
The prize is designed to both recognize and reward innovators who are
helping to find alternatives to oil dependence.
Cummins Westport is being recognized for its groundbreaking
spark-ignited natural gas engine technology that has been adopted by
leading transit agencies, waste management companies and truck fleets.
Cummins Westport engines use 100% compressed, liquefied or renewable
natural gas, which is primarily a domestically sourced fuel in the
"Companies like Cummins Westport have shown that it can be done, and
that what's good for energy security is also good for business. We're
excited by their leadership and appreciate their perseverance in
diversifying our country's transportation fuels and improving its
efficiency," said Robbie Diamond, Founder and President of SAFE.
The prize is being awarded during A National Summit on Energy Security
in Washington, D.C. The Summit brings together nationally recognized
business and political leaders to discuss the state of U.S. energy
security and the most promising technological solutions to reduce U.S.
About Cummins Westport Inc.
Cummins Westport Inc. designs, engineers and markets spark-ignited
natural gas engines for medium- and heavy-duty transportation
applications such as trucks and buses. Cummins Westport is a joint
venture of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), a corporation of complementary
business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines
and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air
handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power
generation systems, and Westport Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT/TSX:
WPT), a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions technologies
that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed
natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen and biofuels
such as landfill gas. www.cumminswestport.com
Note: This document contains forward-looking statements about Cummins
Westport's business, operations, technology development or to the
environment in which it operates, which are based on Cummins Westport's
estimates, forecasts and projections. These statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties
that are difficult to predict, or are beyond Cummins Westport's
control. Consequently, readers should not place any undue reliance on
such forward-looking statements. In addition, these forward-looking
statements relate to the date on which they are made. Cummins Westport
disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise except as required by applicable securities
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