October 15, 2010

Transport Canada Announces Ecofreight Funding to Reduce GHG Emissions

Transport Canada will award $2.4 million to eight projects under its Freight Technology Demonstration Fund, with a view to helping the cargo transportation sector reduce its emissions of greenhouses gases and other air pollutants. Fifteen other projects will be awarded $3.7 million under the Freight Technology Incentive Program. One GreenMarine participant to benefit from this program is la Compagnie de gestion de Matane (COGEMA), which will receive $337,000 for a pilot project to test a common rail fuel injection system that will be installed on the diesel engine of a ferry. This electronic fuel system will not only lead to a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions, but will also increase the engine’s performance capabilities.

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