2017 - Manufacturing & Transportation

Manufacturing & Transportation


Karen Hamberg

Vice-President, Strategy, Westport Fuel Systems Inc.

Heavy-duty transportation is an enabler of the Canadian economy.  And freight movement almost always involves diesel engines. Enter Westport, with innovative and efficient alternative fuel engines which currently produce the same horsepower and torque, but with 18-20% fewer GHGs, and a lot less smog – engines that can also run on renewable methane from organic sources like landfills and dairies. Karen leads publicly on climate change as a strong environmental voice on emission reductions from the transport sector, pushing regulators to keep upping the standards for truck emissions – standards Westport already meets.