Effenco wins EDC award for stop-start technology

EDC’s Carl Burlock, left, presents Effenco president David Arsenault with the EDC Export Star award.

MONTREAL – Montreal-based Effenco was named an Export Star by EDC during Cleantech Export Week.

An innovator in the electrification and connectivity of heavy-duty vehicles (waste collection trucks, terminal tractors, buses, nacelle trucks, delivery trucks and concrete mixers), Effenco has developed a hybrid electric system that stops the engine of a utility truck as soon as it stops and electrifies its accessories and equipment. Since these stops represent on average between 40 and 50 percent of the operating time of these vehicles, Active Stop-Start technology makes it possible to limit noise pollution while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent, the equivalent of removing five cars from the road per system installed.

“Canada has an excellent reputation for innovative green technologies. We hope that by sharing these success stories, it will inspire other companies to export and embark on a new journey with the help from organizations that exist to support them,” said Carl Burlock, executive vice-president and chief business officer at EDC.

With the demand for clean technology soaring worldwide, the value of this sector could exceed $2.5 trillion globally by 2022. This level of growth presents exceptional opportunities for Canadian cleantech businesses.

“EDC’s support was essential to take us to the next level. In order to continue the large-scale deployment of our technology, I am pleased that Effenco is nominated an Export Star by EDC”, said David Arsenault, president of Effenco. “We look forward to continuing our international expansion to support the strong  demand and need for our green products.”

Effenco is growing rapidly and recently signed a contract with Montreal-based port operator Termont last September to transform its entire fleet of terminal tractors into hybrid vehicles.

Last year, the company also opened an office in Los Angeles and another one this summer in Paris in order to accelerate
its commercial development worldwide. Effenco now equips more than 250 heavy trucks in the United States, Canada, France, Italy and Norway.