Funding for Hydrogen/Natural Gas Engines

March 24, 2003 [] Cummins Westport Inc., a joint venture of Cummins Inc. of Columbus, Indiana and Westport Innovations Inc. of Vancouver is now part of a team led by SunLine Services Group that has received a $770,000 (US$476,000) funding commitment for a bus engine field trial using a hydrogen-natural gas fuel blend. The goal of the project is to verify that hydrogen-natural gas fuel blends can be used under normal work conditions while reducing pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. It will also help pave the way for a hydrogen fueling infrastructure needed for fuel cell vehicles in the future. Hydrogen can be produced entirely from renewable sources.