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Pepsi Bottling Group Acquires Hydrogen-Injected Trucks

May 18, 2009

WYTHEVILLE, VA – The Pepsi Bottling Group's truck fleet in the New River Valley region of Virginia has added 21 hydrogen-injected trucks in an effort to boost fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. 

The trucks were purchased from Hydrogen Leasing Co., a subsidiary of Dynamic Fuel Systems' U.S. dealers, Hydrogen Fuel Systems Inc. 

Dynamic Fuel Systems Inc., based in Canada, provides a transportable hydrogen generator retrofit targeted for use in the heavy tractor trailer industry. 

The Pepsi Bottling Group's new hydrogen-injected trucks are equipped with Dynamic's Jetstar, an onboard portable hydrogen generator that injects small amounts of hydrogen into the air intake as a combustion stimulant. The process is designed to reduce nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbon emissions, resulting in more power and better fuel economy. 

"The expansion of our fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles in the New River Valley region signals our commitment to playing an active role in helping Virginia achieve its long-term energy and climate objectives," said Bill Reeser, vice president and general manager of Pepsi Bottling Group's Virginia market unit. "These investments will also generate future cost savings for PBG, making it a winning proposition for everyone involved."

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