BRP has been named the 2014 winner of the Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award for the unique emissions sampling equipment it developed in support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s search for a more environmentally friendly gasoline alternative.
“BRP is making great strides in the areas of marine engine emission reductions and biofuel research,” said Eric Bott, director of environmental and energy policy for Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. “They’re not just improving the efficiency of their engines or viability of new potential fuels. They’re inventing the testing equipment necessary to prove these advancements.”
The emissions sampling equipment was developed at BRP’s Evinrude facility in Sturtevant to research isobutanol, a biologically produced alternative fuel being tested in engines to identify if it could be a cleaner, more environmentally friendly substitute for gasoline.
The award recognizes businesses that demonstrate environmental soundness in pollution prevention, innovative technology and environmental stewardship. The program aims to communicate to businesses, state policymakers and the public that these environmentally conscious practices have a positive impact on Wisconsin.