Detroit Diesel Engine to Be Shown In Baker Freightliner in Atlanta
Twenty years of experience has paid off, says Landi Renzo USA, as the California company will announce on Monday U.S. EPA approval of OUL/outside useful life dual fuel upfits of factory re-manufactured, pre-EGR Detroit Diesel Series 60 12.7-liter engines for heavy duty trucks. Average diesel fuel displacement is 60%.
“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,” states an advance notice.
The U.S. program was launched earlier this year with Baker Electromotive (F&F, June 21).
“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,” the company says.
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“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,” Landi Renzo USA president Andrea Landi says in the announcement.
“While this specific dual fuel CNG system is new to the U.S. market,” the company adds, “Landi Renzo has successfully deployed this technology globally on applications that include Fiat, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai and Renault diesel engines.”
Landi and Baker will show the OUL-approved 12.7-liter DDC engine on a Freightliner glider called the DNG 100 at the NGVAmerica show next week in Atlanta.
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Source: Landi Renzo USA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up