5,000 Hydrogen Vehicle Challenge - Diesel Tech Industries and City of Edmonton

MEDIA RELEASE: Diesel Tech Industries and City of Edmonton partner in 5,000 Hydrogen Vehicle Challenge

Published On
August 18, 2023

Edmonton, AB,  August 17, 2023 – Diesel Tech Industries (DTI), a leader in transportation technology, is thrilled to announce a partnership with the City of Edmonton to implement the Guardian Hydrogen Diesel System (HDS) as a pilot program on several vehicles with  Cummins 9 litre Engines. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in advancing sustainable solutions and accelerating the decarbonization of municipality services. This marks another milestone in the 5,000 Hydrogen Vehicle Challenge towards decarbonizing commercial transportation for Western Canadian roads — and DTI is proud to be partnering with the City of Edmonton to be a part of this important initiative.

“This announcement between DTI and the City of Edmonton is a significant step forward for the 5,000 Hydrogen Vehicle Challenge and demonstrates the Edmonton region’s collaborative commitment to accelerating the hydrogen economy. This momentum comes from the work that has been done by industry and government to support the hydrogen opportunity and the work that is ongoing with many of our partners in the Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB. Canada’s path to net-zero runs through the Edmonton region.” Malcolm Bruce, Edmonton Global, CEO

“As a native Edmontonian, it’s incredibly fulfilling to witness our city embracing decarbonization through collaboration with a local company. DTI’s enthusiasm is palpable as they join forces with the City of Edmonton to drive the transformation of the municipal industry using our Guardian Hydrogen Diesel System.” – Rebecca Goldsack, COODiesel tech industries and City of Edmonton partner in 5,000 Hydrogen Vehicle Challenge

The innovation enables current diesel engines to integrate hydrogen as an additional fuel, leading to decreased greenhouse gas emissions without compromising cost efficiency. The collaboration between City of Edmonton and DTI underscores their joint dedication to a future with reduced carbon impact. The Guardian Hydrogen Diesel System delivers instant advantages, including diminished diesel usage and decreased emissions. Moreover, it produces detailed reports for tracking greenhouse gasses, managing fleets, and meeting regulations. Rebecca Goldsack, COO of DTI, conveyed her enthusiasm about this partnership, highlighting their unwavering commitment to inventive resolutions and lowering emissions.

“I’m excited for the opportunity that this partnership between the City of Edmonton and DTI presents, which allows the City to reduce carbon emissions on our existing rolling stock utilizing DTI’s cost effective and clean emission system.” – Derek Hanson, Director, Transit Fleet Maintenance, City of Edmonton

DTI, with nearly two decades of experience, is a trusted industry leader in transportation technology. The partnership sets a precedent for sustainable waste collection and transit, showcasing the transformative potential of collaboration and innovation in driving the decarbonization of the heavy truck industries.

Decarbonizing the heavy truck industries is a major priority, and we welcome partnerships that share our vision. Access to a more sustainable waste collection and transit service is crucial in today’s society. Ensuring these resources are delivered to customers in an environmentally responsible and reliable manner holds greater significance than ever before.

Diesel Tech Industries DTI

About the 5,000 Hydrogen Vehicle Challenge

We’re designing Canada’s roadmap to a net-zero future — starting in the Edmonton region. The ultimate goal of the 5,000 Hydrogen Vehicle Challenge is to get 5,000 hydrogen or dual-fuel hydrogen vehicles on Western Canada’s roads within five years. This initiative, led by the Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB, is bringing together industry leaders and champions from across the entire hydrogen value chain to decarbonize the commercial transportation sector with hydrogen technology. And when we prove it works here, the same model can be used nationwide.

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Alexis Leonard

Marketing Generalist, Diesel Tech Industries



Sherri Bouslama

Senior Manager, Brand Strategy and Communications, Edmonton Global




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