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NTEA Work Truck Show – 2014

On display within the Ford Commercial Truck booth (Booth #3139)
NTEA 2014 – On display within the Ford Commercial Truck booth (Booth #3139)

With this year’s NTEA Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit rapidly approaching, Landi Renzo USA, the global leader in alternative fuel systems, is looking forward to seeing  you and showcasing our lineup of alternative fuel products, available on a variety of platforms.

Our featured vehicle this year will be a 2014MY Ford F-550 Super Duty bi-fuel 6.8L V-10 on display within the Ford Commercial Truck booth (Booth #3139) from March 4th-6th.

Highlights for this F-550 bi-fuel truck include a Knapheide Service Body (6132D54J) modified with a transverse compartment to house the CNG cylinder and components.  Both the CNG and body installation have been performed by Knapheide at their Quincy, IL facility. Trucks of this configuration – as well as many others equipped with Landi Renzo CNG systems – are available for ship-thru.

LandiRenzo has over 60 years of global experience providing millions of alternative fuel systems over 50 countries. Our engineering expertise and participation in the Ford QVM program ensure quality, reliability, and seamless alternative fuel operation.

LandiRenzo CNG systems are available through our Ford ship thru channel partners and Ford QVM installation facilities nationwide.

For additional information, contact us at LandiUSA.com or info@landiusa.com

Landi Renzo Announces Another 50 State Legal – CARB Certified Product

Landi Renzo E-450 CNG

Landi Renzo USA is pleased to announce the availability of our CARB and EPA certified CNG system for the 2014MY E-450 cutaway 6.8L

The natural gas system for the E-450 Cutaway will allow Landi Renzo to serve a variety of business applications, including the nation’s shuttle bus operators who have typically adopted the E-450 as a primary workhorse in their vehicle fleets.

“Release of this particular platform is of great excitement for us” says Andrea Landi “This opens up an entire new category of clients we’re able to serve”

This latest platform addition adds to Landi Renzo’s existing line of CARB and EPA certified products that include that include the Ford F-250/350 and F-450/550/650 Super Duty trucks, Econoline vans, F-59 and Freightliner stripped chassis as well as the Isuzu NPR HD.

As a world leading alternative fuel systems provider, Landi Renzo has been engineering natural gas systems for over 60 years – systems that are built to perform and built to last.

With millions of alternative fuel systems deployed around the globe, our engineering proficiency spans across numerous vehicle platforms and translate into the universal language of dependability, reliability and performance when you need it. 

Today, Landi Renzo USA and Baytech offer one of the broadest CARB & EPA certified NGV product portfolios available on the market, with total turnkey solutions on a variety of product platforms.

With system components designed, developed and integrated in collaboration with OEM’s, you can rest assured that the level of quality meets or exceeds OEM standards.  

Landi Renzo stands ready to supply CNG-capable products through its Ship-thru offerings available to Ford dealers, as well as their qualified QVM installation network. 

 

EPA Approval Of Dual Fuel CNG System for Detroit Diesel 12.7L S60 Engine

 Dual Fuel Detroit Diesel S60

Landi Renzo USA, a leading provider of automotive natural gas systems, announces EPA OUL approval of its dual fuel (diesel and natural gas) system for factory re-manufactured Pre-EGR Detroit Diesel S60 12.7L engines, for heavy duty trucks.

Technology 

This advanced dual fuel system was developed over a twenty year period through Landi Renzo’s in-house engineering and technical team and allows operators of over the road trucks to take full advantage of the environmental and economic benefits of natural gas as a transportation fuel.  The latest generation Landi Renzo dual fuel system injects natural gas after the turbo/intercooler and computer controls the exact balance of natural gas and diesel fuels, to achieve the maximum performance, efficiency, and economy.

With a growing network of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) stations throughout the U.S., this proprietary system allows operators to displace the majority of their diesel fuel usage with natural gas, resulting in:

  • Average fuel displacement up to 60%
  • Noise reduction up to 40%
  • Particulate matter reduction up to 40%
  • CO2 reduction up to 14%
  • Smoke reduction up to 50%

“As a world leader in alternative fuel systems, we are pleased to present the availability of this innovative technology. Not only does this expand our current clean fuel product offering, but also it further promotes the increased use of natural gas as a fuel and moves us further down a path of energy independence in the United States” says Andrea Landi, Landi Renzo USA President.

Benefits

  • Performance comparable to the original Pre-EGR engine in terms of torque, horsepower, drivability, and economy
  • Maintains and improves the emission levels of the original engine
  • Flexibility for adaptation to different diesel engines
  • Ability to switch back to 100% diesel if needed
  • Requires less CNG storage compared to a dedicated CNG vehicles
  • Extended range compared to original diesel system

Nationwide, natural gas is available at over 1,200 stations and priced up to $2.00/gallon LESS than diesel fuel. In the event natural gas is not readily available, the engine automatically reverts back to 100% diesel operation.

While this specific dual fuel CNG system is new to the U.S. market, Landi Renzo has successfully deployed this technology globally on applications that include Fiat, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai and Renault diesel engines.  Take the opportunity to experience the latest dual fuel CNG technology.

Landi Renzo and Baker Electromotive invite you to come see the Baker Electromotive DNG 100,  a new Freightliner Glider truck, equipped  with a factory OEM remanufactured Detroit Diesel S60 12.7L engine and the Landi Renzo Dual Fuel system at:  

NGVAmerica’s Conference & Expo Ride & Drive Exhibit
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA
November 18-21

 

Landi Renzo USA Gets California Certification for 2014 Ford Vans

Landi Renzo USA, which is emphasizing a broad collection of early certifications for its natural gas upfits of late-model vehicles, reports California Air Resources Board certification for 2014 Ford vans with the 5.4-liter engine for CNG.

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Landi has previously announced U.S. EPA certification of its bi-fuel compressed natural gas-gasoline upfits for the Ford F-250 and F-350 for the 2014 model year. It has also secured California certification of heavier Ford F-450, F-550, and F-650 with 6.2- and 6.8-liter engines (F&F, September 7).

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2014MY CARB Certification in Hand for Ford F-450 through F-650

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Landi Renzo USA, is excited to announce it has received  a California EO (CARB Cert) for 2014MY Ford 6.8L dedicated CNG vehicles (F450/550/650) – the first Ford QVM for gaseous fuels to receive this CARB certification for CNG in MY2014.

Following last week’s announcement of EPA bi-fuel certification for the 2014MY Ford F-250 and F-350, the company’s U.S. certifications now cover Ford medium-heavy trucks with the 6.2- and 6.8-liter engines.

“We’re excited with the timing of receipt for these certifications” says Andrea Landi, President of Landi Renzo USA “Landi is ahead of schedule in obtaining CARB and EPA certifications for 2014MY Ford vehicles – a situation that permits for us to serve the industry in a timely manner, avoiding delays and inefficiencies.”

Landi Renzo USA is a Ford QVM – Qualified Vehicle Modifier and stands ready to supply CNG-capable Ford pick-up, chassis cab, and service body trucks through its Ship-thru offerings available to Ford dealers, as well as their qualified QVM installation network.

Landi Renzo will be displaying two Ford F-450 and F-550 bi-fuel trucks with Knapheide bodies at this year’s Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix, AZ on October 1-2 – one on display within the exhibit hall and another at the Expo’s Ride & Drive Event.

 

 

Landi Renzo USA – EPA Approval 2014MY Ford F-250/350 Bi-Fuel CNG System

Landi Renzo USA - EPA Approval 2014MY Ford F-250/350 Bi-Fuel CNG System
Landi Renzo USA – EPA Approved 2014MY Ford F-250/350 Bi-Fuel CNG System

Landi Renzo USA, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) and subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA, is pleased to announce EPA certification for the 2014MY Ford F-250/350 bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) system, adding to our dedicated CNG and bi-fuel product portfolio offering planned for 2014MY.

Available for order immediately, the EPA Certificate of Conformity includes the model year 2014 Landi Renzo USA Bi-Fuel conversion for the Ford F-series Medium Duty Truck – including the F-250 and F-350 2WD/4WD Super Duty variants in multiple configurations.

• Pick-Up Trucks
• Chassis Cabs
• Service Bodies

…we have you covered!

Continuing on with a tradition of quality products available from Landi Renzo, our F-250/350 bi-fuel CNG system has been developed by some of the world’s leading alternative fuel engineers and is available exclusively through Landi Renzo USA’s Ship-thru partnership and certified installation network.

Landi Renzo USA Presents the Broadest NGV Product Portfolio in the Industry

What are some things that influence your decision to operate your fleet on natural gas?

Reliability; Performance; Selection?

At Landi Renzo USA, we have you covered!

As a world leading alternative fuel systems provider, Landi Renzo has been engineering natural gas systems for over 60 years – systems that are built to perform and built to last.

With millions of alternative fuel systems deployed around the globe, our engineering proficiency spans across numerous vehicle platforms and translates into the universal language of dependability, reliability and performance when you need it.

Our strength is our reputation.

Landi Renzo / Baytech Product Portfolio
Landi Renzo / Baytech Product Portfolio

Today, Landi Renzo USA and Baytech offer one of the broadest CARB & EPA certified NGV product portfolios available on the market, with a total turnkey solution for a variety of product platforms….and we’re working hard to get more platforms available to your fleet with new 2014 product announcements coming soon.

With system components designed, developed and integrated in collaboration with OEM’s, you can rest assured that the level of quality meets or exceeds OEM standards.

We’d like to hear more from you. For more information please contact us at info@landiusa.com or calling (310)257-9481 to speak with a representative.

Landi Renzo USA Announces the Development of Dual Fuel CNG System for Detroit Diesel 12.7L S60 Engine

Glider Decal Demo CNG DF logo

Landi Renzo USA, a leading provider of automotive natural gas systems, announces the development of a dual fuel (diesel and natural gas) system for heavy duty trucks.

Technology

The dual fuel system for factory remanufactured Detroit Diesel S60 12.7L engines – developed through Landi Renzo’s in-house engineering and technical team – will allow operators of over the road trucks to take full advantage of the environmental and economic benefits of natural gas as a transportation fuel.

With a growing network of CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) stations throughout the U.S., this proprietary system will allow operators to displace the majority of their diesel fuel usage with natural gas, resulting in:

  • Average fuel displacement up to 60%
  • Noise reduction up to 40%
  • Particulate matter reduction up to 40%
  • CO2 reduction up to 14%
  • Smoke reduction up to 50%

“As a world leader in alternative fuel systems, we are pleased to announce the development of this innovative technology. Not only does this expand our current clean fuel product offering, but also it further promotes the increased use of natural gas as a fuel and moves us further down a path of energy independence in the United States” says Andrea Landi, Landi Renzo USA President.

Benefits

  • Performance comparable to the original engine in terms of torque, horsepower, and drivability
  • Maintains and improves the emission levels of the original engine
  • Flexibility for adaptation to different diesel engines
  • Ability to switch back to 100% diesel if needed
  • Requires less CNG storage compared to a dedicated CNG vehicles
  • Extended range compared to original diesel system

Nationwide, natural gas is available at over 1,200 stations and priced up to $2.00/gallon LESS than diesel fuel. In the event natural gas is not readily available, the engine automatically reverts back to 100% diesel operation.

While this specific dual fuel CNG system is new to the U.S. market, Landi Renzo has successfully deployed this technology globally on applications that include Fiat, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai and Renault diesel engines.

Landi Renzo is in the process of applying for approval from EPA. The products are expected to be available to the U.S. market by the end of 2013.

Landi Renzo and Baker Electromotive invite you to come see the Baker Electromotive DNG 100,  a new Freightliner Glider truck, equipped  with a factory OEM remanufactured Detroit Diesel S60 12.7L engine and the Landi Renzo Dual Fuel system at:

ACT Expo 2013 – Ride & Drive Exhibit –Wednesday, June 26th

New York Joins Other States in Support of EPA Aftermarket CNG Systems

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has formally indicated that it will allow the use of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified systems on any motor vehicles labeled as a 50-state vehicle. For vehicles labeled and certified as California-only, New York will continue to require the use of California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved aftermarket systems. Since the vast majority of vehicles are now certified and labeled as 50-state vehicles, the state’s action means that fleets and consumers will now have access to a much larger selection of natural gas aftermarket options. A 50-state vehicle is legal in all U.S. states because it has been certified to California and EPA emission standards. Vehicles that are certified as California-only are legal in California and CARB states (i.e. states that have adopted California’s motor vehicle emission regulations for new vehicles).

The policy guidance was issued in a letter to the Clean Communities of Central New York, a member of DOE’s Clean Cities Program. Patrick Bolton of NYSERDA spear-headed the discussions with DEC, which included six New York Clean Cities coalitions. Barry Carr, Director of Business Development for Landi Renzo USA, and a volunteer coordinator for Clean Communities of Central New York also was instrumental in this effort. The hope is that other Northeast CARB states will adopt the same position in the near future. New York joins two other CARB states, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, in indicating that it will allow the use of EPA certified systems. The decision is particularly important because currently there are no bi-fuel CARB certified aftermarket systems for natural gas. The only bi-fuel systems that have been certified to CARB’s rules are OEM applications.

To read more, visit NGV Forum at NGV.com

Landi Renzo USA Delivers Chrysler 300 5.7L Hemi V8 CNG Bi-Fuel

Landi Renzo USA Chrysler 300 5.7L Hemi V8 CNG Bi-Fuel
Landi Renzo USA Chrysler 300 5.7L Hemi V8 CNG Bi-Fuel

The purpose of this joint development venture between Detroit-based car manufacturer Chrysler and Landi Renzo USA, the American branch of the world’s largest alternative fuel system manufacturer, was to deliver a high level luxury passenger vehicle operating on both gasoline and natural gas.

“We are excited to have this opportunity of working with Chrysler, which has demonstrated how collaboration between experienced management and a talented team of engineers can yield positive, influential results in the alternative fuels market.” said Andrea Landi – Landi Renzo USA CEO and President “We are particularly excited at the opportunity to continue our support of this important business relationship between the two companies.”

Relationships between Landi Renzo and Chrysler, through Fiat Group in Europe, extend into global markets where the two have converted more than 290,000 alternative fueled vehicles since 2009, when Landi Renzo was selected as Fiat’s system supplier.

“Working side by side with the Chrysler team has been an absolute pleasure and we look forward to additional opportunities of partnering on any future projects” said Marco Genova – Landi Renzo USA VP of Engineering.

The Chrysler 300 will be used for promotion around the country, to educate and promote the use of alternative fuels as an option in reducing our environmental foot print while saving on fuel consumption and using an American energy: Natural Gas

About Landi Renzo

Landi Renzo USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landi Renzo SpA and is a world leader in the development, sales and marketing of components and LPG and CNG fuel systems for motor vehicles. Based in Cavriago (Reggio Emilia- Italy) and with more than 60 years’ experience in the sector, Landi Renzo is distinguished by the sustained growth of its revenues and the extent of its international operations, with a presence in over 50 Countries. Exports account for roughly 70% of the Company’s sales. Landi Renzo S.p.A. has been listed in the STAR segment of Borsa Italiana (Italy’s stock exchange) since June 2007. For more information please visit www.landiusa.com

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