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Westcan equips clean fuel tech

March 31, 2021
Canadian KAG subsidiary rolls out Multi Fuel Technology Platform from IFS in bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Westcan Bulk Transport is rolling out new technology.

Kenan Advantage Group’s Canadian subsidiary recently commenced equipping its trucks with the Multi Fuel Technology Platform (MFTP) from Innovative Fuel Systems (IFS), an Edmonton-based cleantech company that seeks to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The patent-pending MFTP system allows diesel-burning, heavy-duty engines to utilize a “substantive” amount of cheaper, cleaner burning natural gas, IFS said.

“Westcan is committed to reducing GHG emissions and will continue to play a leadership role in reducing both GHG emissions and fuel costs in order to make our operations efficient and sustainable,” said Mike Royer, vice president of fleet services at Westcan. “Utilizing IFS technology gives us the potential to impactfully reduce GHG emissions and fuel costs from Class 8 heavy-duty trucks, including trucks with payload in excess of 80,000 pounds.”

Westcan will implement the Multi Fuel Technology Platform on some of its Edmonton-based and intra-provincial routes, IFS said.

Previous testing on a Westcan route showed positive results, and Westcan hopes the IFS MFTP helps reduce its HD transport carbon footprint.

“As a part of their effort to reduce GHG emissions within their heavy-duty fleet, we’re delighted that Westcan has commenced the rollout of our technology,” said Leland Oberst, president and chief executive officer of IFS. “Working with Westcan will help us showcase our technology’s ability to reduce GHG emissions in the Class 8 heavy-duty trucking industry, while also allowing the industry to impactfully cut fuel costs.”

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