ACT News 2017

Landi Renzo USA

Clean Energy CNG for LSG Sky Chefs

August 11, 2017 in Airports, CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Will Furnish Fuel for 20 Vehicles to Operate at DFW International:
Ford F-750s with Dedicated-CNG Fuel Systems by Landi Renzo USA

Clean Energy Fuels will support of new fleet of 20 compressed natural gas vehicles to be operated by LSG Sky Chefs the DFW International Airport outside Dallas. updated August 15

Landi Renzo Renews Its U.S. Market Push

July 10, 2017 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California Arm of Italian Alternative Fuels Colossus
Is Now Drawing More Heavily on Parent’s Capabilities,
Will Being New Equipment to U.S., May Enter Propane

Watch for Landi Renzo USA to ratchet up its alternative fuel vehicles business, broadening strategic relationships with OEMs à la its parent in Italy, bringing proprietary Landi componentry to the U.S. marketplace, and maybe even entering propane autogas – parent Landi Renzo SpA has upwards of 30% of the global gaseous fuel vehicles market, including propane autogas vehicles.

Landi Renzo Claims CNG F-150 Firsts

April 19, 2017 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Offering Many Options, Including Multiple CNG Tank Configurations:’
The Order Book Opens Next Month with Ship-Thru from Kansas City,
Landi Is also Offering 50,000-Mile Warranties on All Its CNG Systems

Landi Renzo USA is announcing today a company (and industry) first: the Ford F-150 for model year 2018 on compressed natural gas with ship-thru via the Ford assembly plant in Kansas City.

Landi for 6.8-Liter 2017 Ford Engine

December 27, 2016 in certifications, CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

U.S. Certification Covers Vehicles Including Ford E-450

Landi Renzo USA reports U.S. EPA certification of its compressed natural gas version of Ford’s 6.8-liter V-10 engine for 2017, and says that California Air Resources Board Approval is expected “in the coming weeks.”

Landi Renzo Touts CNG Fords for 2017

November 8, 2016 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Orders are Being Taken for F-150 Through F-750 Vehicles

Landi Renzo USA is touting its line-up of compressed natural gas-fueled model year 2017 Ford trucks. “We are taking orders for both dedicated and bi-fuel variations,” the company says.

Landi Renzo’s Ford V-10 Gets CARB Cert

April 13, 2016 in certifications, CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Federal Approval for F-650/750 and F-53/59 Is in Hand Too

Landi Renzo USA said today that it’s secured expected California Air Resources Board certification of its natural gas-fueled version of Ford’s 6.8-liter engine for model year 2016. The V-10 powers vehicles including F650/750 series and F-53/59 chassis trucks. Landi cited engine test group GFMXE06.8BW6.

Landi Renzo Reports Ford V-10 Approval

March 21, 2016 in certifications, CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Applies to 2016 Engines in F-650/760 and F-53/59 Strip Chassis

Landi Renzo USA said today that it has secured U.S. EPA certification for dedicated natural gas conversion of Ford’s 6.8-liter V-10 engine for 2016. The engine powers such vehicles as Ford F-650/750 and F53 and F59 strip chassis trucks.

CNG Mobile Kitchen Comes to Omaha

October 23, 2015 in CNG, money awarded, NGVs by Jon LeSage  |  No Comments

Big Green Q Food Truck Gets Nebraska Funding

A startup food service, Big Green Q, has been able to acquire its first “catering kitchen” truck for food preparation and delivery truck through the state of Nebraska’s alternative fuel vehicle program. Compressed natural gas powers the truck’s engine and its kitchen equipment and power generator.

Landi Launches Electronic Regulator

May 5, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, New Products, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

And Reports CARB Certification of 6.2-Liter Ford F-250/350 for 2016

Landi Renzo USA is kicking off ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas today with a promise to release its most technologically advanced electronic pressure regulator for natural gas vehicles to the U.S. market. Landi further reports California Air Resources Board certification of its dedicated-compressed natural gas system for Ford F-250/350 series trucks with the 6.2-liter engine for 2016.

The Landi Renzo electronic regulator offers ‘vastly improved’ cold start performance, the company says.

The Landi Renzo electronic regulator offers ‘vastly improved’ cold start performance, the company says.

“We are releasing a piece of innovative technology that will deliver immediate and tangible benefits to our customers by virtually eliminating several limitations affecting the conventional systems,” Landi Renzo USA engineering VP Marco Genova.

“Customers will be pleased with the new standard of performance achievable with the electronic pressure regulator,” he said, “in particular during cold engine starts at very low ambient temperature, with the compact packaging and the level of integration achievable with the engine and vehicle control system.”

Better Fuel Efficiency

Among the EPR’s advantages, as compared with conventional mechanical regulators, Landi says, are

  • electronic control of optimal output pressure depending on specific engine and/or ambient conditions;
  • compatibility with the flow rates required for heavy duty applications;
  • “vastly improved” cold start performance;
  • a compact single-stage design for improved vehicle packaging;
  • inherent reliability in cold conditions due to complete elimination of rubber parts;
  • ambient temperature operation with no heating required (an optional heater for freezing protection of other rubber-based system parts, such as fuel injector O-ring and hose seals, is available);
  • closed-loop control of output pressure with high dynamic response and no performance drift;
  • proprietary software for control and diagnostic, integrated electronic control box, simple communication with the engine control system via vehicle CAN bus; and
  • extensive validation (OEM specifications).

Due to its efficiency in handling fuel, especially sensing and compensation at low CNG storage pressure, the new EPR can make for extended vehicle range – or equivalent fuel saving in tank cost compared to a standard mechanical pressure regulator.

Landi says it will phase in the new EPR, starting with Ford F-450/550 series vehicles with the 6.8-liter V-10.

Separately, approval of the Ford F-250/350 with 6.2-liter engine for 2016 allows Landi to provide a less-than-14,000-pound GVWR pickup and cab chassis solution in CARB-regulated states, augmenting a product line-up that already includes Ford F-450/550, F-650, E-450 cutaway, and F-53/59 stripped chassis vehicles, and multiple GM vehicles with the 6.8-liter engine.

‘All the Answers’

Landi will be the only Ford QVM/Qualified Vehicle Modifier with both dedicated and bi-fuel solutions for the Super Duty F-250/350 and F-450/550 chassis, says sales and marketing VP Marc San Paolo.

“Having another dedicated CNG solution for fleets operating in CARB states is huge for us,” San Paolo said. Coupled with numerous fuel cylinder options. Landi Renzo “has all the answers.”

ACT Expo 2015 runs through May 7 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.

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Source: Landi Renzo USA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Heartland CNG for Landi Renzo USA

May 4, 2015 in CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Oklahoma City Outfit Debuts CNG Tank Assembly with Storage

Oklahoma City-based Heartland CNG unveiled a compressed natural gas fuel system replete with work truck storage cabinets at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas this week.

1,400 CNG Trucks for UPS, 15 CNG Stations

April 1, 2015 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Brown Ups the NGV Ante with Monster Order for Trucks, Infrastructure:
Business for TruStar, Kenworth, FCCC, Agility, Quantum, Landi Renzo, GAS

UPS disclosed plans today to build 15 fueling stations to support its purchase and planned deployment of 1,400 new compressed natural gas vehicles over the next year – “a nearly 30% increase to UPS’s current industry-leading alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet of 5,088 vehicles worldwide.” updated April 2

Landi Renzo Celebrates 60 Years

September 30, 2014 in CNG, Companies, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Opens a New R&D Center in Cavriago, Italy

Landi Renzo, celebrating its 60th anniversary, has opened a new research and development center adjacent to its headquarters in Cavriago, near Bologna, Italy. Read More >>

Landi-Baker Dual Fuel for Meerdink

August 13, 2014 in CNG, Dual Fuel, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Iowa Operator Doubling Its Fleet of CNG-Diesel Dual Fuel Trucks

Orange City, Iowa-based Meerdink Trucking is adding to its initial test fleet of compressed natural gas-diesel dual fuel trucks with Landi Renzo USA fuel systems, Landi reported this morning. The Freightliner trucks have remanufactured, pre-EGR, 12.7-liter Series 60 engines by Detroit Diesel.

130 CNG Vans for SuperShuttle in 2014

July 7, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Landi Renzo USA for 2014 Ford E-350 Vehicles for California

Landi Renzo USA kits with Type I fuel cylinders from Faber are being used to convert 130 Ford E-350 vans to dedicated-compressed natural gas operation for SuperShuttle. All of the vehicles are destined for deployment in California this year.

Landi-Baker Dual Fuel for Freedom

April 29, 2014 in CNG, Dual Fuel, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Freightliner Coronado Trucks with Pre-EGR, 12.7-Liter DDC Engines

Landi Renzo USA and partner Baker Electromotive are placing trucks with re-manufactured dual fuel engines with Freedom Transport of Illinois. The compressed natural gas-diesel vehicles are Class 8 Freightliner Coronado gliders fitted with factory re-manufactured, pre-EGR, 12.7-liter Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines.

Landi Renzo USA Taps NEE in Canada

April 14, 2014 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

National Energy Equipment Is a Ford QVM for CNG, Supplier Says

Landi Renzo USA advises that National Energy Equipment, its sole official distributor for the Canadian market, has been named a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier, with Transport Canada (NSM) accreditation.

Landi Certifies 2015 Bi-Fuel CNG Fords

April 7, 2014 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

U.S. EPA Nod for F-250/350 Pickups with 6.2-Liter Engine

Landi Renzo USA reports U.S. EPA certification of its compressed natural gas-gasoline bi-fuel conversions of 2015 Ford F-250 and F-350 pickups with the 6.2-liter engine. The Super Duty trucks are available in in multiple cab configurations, Landi says.

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