Kenworth Truck Co received the 2007 Industry Innovation Award for alternative fuel trucks at the Alternative Fuels & Vehicle National Conference and Expo in Anaheim CA recently.
The award, presented by the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute, honors companies that collaboratively identify solutions to help overcome obstacles to clean transportation alternatives. Kenworth received the alternative fuel industry's top innovation award for the Kenworth T800 liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck shown at the conference. The firm shares the award with its Southern California dealer Inland Kenworth, Clean Energy and Westport Innovations.
The collaborative effort involved Kenworth T800s that are being placed into the port markets of Los Angeles and Long Beach, two of the nation's busiest ports. The Kenworth T800s are equipped with Westport Innovations' LNG fuel system that runs primarily on LNG and is installed on the Cummins 15-liter engine. The result is reduced emissions and less reliance on diesel fuel by running the cleaner LNG fuel.