October 18, 2013
The power of partnerships are developing news energy solutions. The advancement of energy applications to support production and efficiencies can aid in new technologies. The announcement of “Cummins Westport Receives SAFE Advanced Technology Energy Security Prize” in one example of the power of partnerships and innovation come together.
Wall Street Journal reported, “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 Washington, D.C.”
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.
“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. Arthurs states, “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. Cummins Westport engines use 100% compressed, liquefied or renewable natural gas, which is primarily a domestically sourced fuel in the United States.”
Infrastructural applications and innovation are necessary and vital to economic development. The promise of established companies such as, Cummins Engine knowledge of engines advanced by energy specifically, natural gas can turn the tide on fueling solutions that for so long have been petroleum based.
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