Nebraska’s CNG Fleet Fund provides up to 50% of the incremental cost of converting or purchasing new CNG vehicles for businesses such as Big Green Q.

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.

The truck was built on a F-59 strip chassis with a Utilimaster box. It’s fueled through a Landi Renzo CNG conversion system with Hexagon Lincoln storage tanks.

Visit Fleets & Fuels to read more about the Big Green Q Food Truck and Nebraska Funding

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The Petersen Museum in Los Angeles has been the benchmark for automotive museums since its inception in 1994. With a complete renovation currently underway, the museum is on schedule to complete its total transformation in December 2015.

Last week, The Petersen Automotive Museum announced several new partnerships with some of the world’s most prominent brands.

LandiRenzo is proud to announce our sponsorship of The Petersen’s state-of-the-art Alternative Energy Gallery when the redesigned museum reopens to the public.

Our sponsorship of the gallery will feature a variety of past, present and future alternative energy technologies ranging from natural gas, propane, electrification, hydrogen fuel cell and more.

While interest in alternative energy continues to experience a tremendous surge of interest in the U.S., LandiRenzo’s pedigree in engineering alternative fuel technology spans over 60+ years across the globe. Support of the Alternative Energy Gallery is a natural fit for LandiRenzo, mirroring our own values and vision for the future of the technology, while paying tribute to the past.

Working through Landi’s partnership with UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) Corporate Partners Program, Petersen’s Alternative Energy Technology Gallery provides an environment for LandiRenzo’s Corporate University to conduct “extension” classes for individuals interested in clean fuel education.

LandiRenzo is excited to be a part of this collaborative partnership with The Petersen and top global brands, introducing innovative new technologies experiences never before seen in a museum setting. Through our membership in the Petersen Automotive Education Alliance, LandiRenzo reaffirms its role as a global leader in Eco-Mobility. We look forward to continued support of alternative fuel development efforts within Petersen education programs.

Read our full release here

 

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Additional announcements for Landi Renzo USA at the ACT Expo in Dallas this week include plans for release of a CARB certified dedicated CNG system on the 2016MY Ford F-250/350 6.2L pickup/bed delete/cab chassis.

The addition of this new platform in the company’s U.S. portfolio is significant; enabling Landi Renzo to provide a <14,000 GVWR pickup and cab chassis solution in CARB regulated states, including our home state of California. The dedicated 6.2L platform will add to Landi’s extensive CARB certified list of products that include the Ford F-450/550, F-650, E-450 cutaway, F-53/59 stripped chassis and multiple GM 6.0L engine offerings.

Looking ahead to the 2016MY Ford commercial platforms, we’re excited for this new option and to be the only Ford QVM with both dedicated and bi-fuel solutions for the Super Duty F-250/350 and F-450/550 chassis” says Marc San Paolo, Vice President Sales & Marketing for Landi Renzo USA. He continues “Having another dedicated CNG solution for fleets operating in CARB states is huge for us. The plans for a CARB certified F250/350 system coupled with numerous cylinder configurations, will give vehicle acquisition decision makers the confidence that LRUSA has all the answers to meet their alternative fuel needs.

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.

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With the opening of the 2015 ACT Expo in Dallas, Landi Renzo USA has announced plans to release our most technologically advanced Electronic Pressure Regulator (EPR) for sale in the U.S. market.

Our regulator, one of the most innovative natural gas regulators in the industry, will yield the following advantages over the traditional mechanical style regulator commonly used in the industry.

Electronic Pressure Regulator Advantages and Main Characteristics:

  • Electronic control of optimal output pressure depending on specific engine and/or ambient conditions
  • Works with Natural Gas and supports the flow rates required for HD applications
  • Cold Start performances are vastly improved compared to a mechanical regulator
  • Compact single-stage design for improved vehicle packaging
  • Inherently reliable in cold conditions due to complete elimination of rubber parts
  • No heating required. An optional heater for freezing protection of other rubber-based  system parts (e.g. fuel injector O-ring seals, hose seals etc.) is available upon request
  • Closed loop control of output pressure with high dynamic response and no performance drift over the entire life-span
  • Extended range (or equivalent fuel saving in tank cost) compared to a standard mechanical pressure regulator obtained by further sensing and compensation at low CNG storage pressure
  • Proprietary software for control and diagnostic, integrated electronic control box, simple communication with the engine control system via vehicle CAN bus
  • Extensive validation (OEM specifications)

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” says Marco Genova, Vice President of Engineering for Landi Renzo USA. “Our customers will be pleased with the new standard of performance achievable with the Electronic Pressure Regulator, 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.

Plans for a phased in approach to existing products will include introduction of the EPR on the 2016MY Ford F450/550 6.8L V10. Introduction to additional platforms will follow.

To learn more about the advantages of the Landi Renzo EPR, contact us at info@landiusa.com. A webinar will be scheduled at a later date for a comprehensive overview of the EPR’s features and benefits. Estimated availability October 2015.

Landi Renzo USA is excited to announce our participation as the CARB & EPA certified fuel system provider for the roll out of these 600 natural gas delivery trucks. Utilizing our proven technology on the GM 6.0-liter powertrain, these Freightliner delivery trucks are positioned for many years of efficient and reliable operation on natural gas.

Read more: UPS to deploy 600 Landi Renzo delivery trucks.

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Natural gas continues to thrive. Despite the recent dip in fuel prices, alternative fuels continued to garner a tremendous amount of interest from fleets, dealers and end users who visited vehicles Landi Renzo had on display at this years NTEA Work Truck Show.

If you missed us at the show last week, CLICK here for some highlights from the event.

Work Truck Show 2015 Wrap Up.

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Come see our natural gas trucks at this year’s Work Truck Show.

Landi Renzo USA will be displaying two Natural Gas trucks inside Ford’s booth (3239) at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck show.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Landi Renzo Goes for Gold

Announcing our Support for Renowned University’s Environmental and Sustainability Program

It is with great enthusiasm that Landi Renzo announces our Gold Corporate Partnership with UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES) Corporate Partners Program.

UCLA’s Corporate Partners Program was developed by the IoES’s Center for Corporate Environmental Performance with input from a variety of global industry leaders involved in the “green business.” The model for the Corporate Partners Program is to encourage collaboration and communication on environment and sustainability issues.

Through Landi Renzo’s own established Corporate University, our contribution to the program will include over half a century of knowledge within the alternative fuels industry, with strategic emphasis on eco-friendly and sustainable vehicle technology development.

Landi Renzo joins a program with companies that include Boeing, Toyota, Bayer & Southern California Gas Company.

Landi Renzo Corporate University – In November of 2006, Landi Renzo founded their Corporate University with the mission of becoming the hub & spoke of experiences, knowledge, innovation and creativity as it relates to our diverse technology and the future of sustainable mobility.

The increased global focus on sustainable mobility demonstrated by policy makers, public opinion, consumers and automotive manufacturers has significantly boosted Landi Renzo Group’s market reach and enhanced the Group’s awareness of itself as a benchmark in terms of sustainable mobility.

The mission of both Landi Renzo and UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability couldn’t be more closely aligned. Generating knowledge and providing solutions for local, regional and global environmental problems, while educating the next generation of professional leadership committed to the health of our planet, is the core objective for each organization.

“Landi Renzo is proud to be part of a program which supports such a collaborative effort in conducting high quality research and education provided at the IoES, with access to a world renowned University and a network of professionals and organizations, motivated by common goals and interests.” says Andrea Landi, President of Landi Renzo USA.

Education – In order to capitalize and disseminate Landi Renzo’s knowledge and experience, while spreading the culture of sustainable mobility, the Corporate University publishes scientific and popular material with support from Faculty and Professionals, both inside and outside the Group.

Two such publications include Eco & Green Cars and Landi Renzo and Sustainable Mobility, with a preface written by Romano Prodi – Italian politician and statesman. Roman Prodi served as the Prime Minister of Italy, from May 17, 1996 to October 21, 1998 and from May 17, 2006 to May 8, 2008. He was also the tenth President of the European Commission from 1999 to 2004.

Landi Renzo and Sustainable Mobility – The story of an entrepreneur from Reggio Emilia and his innovations in Italy’s “motor valley.”

Eco & Green Cars – A guide for eco-friendly and sustainable vehicles.

The World Leader in Alternative Fuel Systems

Operating through both OEM and Aftermarket business channels, Landi Renzo has achieved a worldwide market share in excess of 30% with our Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) systems.

Products are distributed worldwide in more than 50 countries through 17 subsidiaries with over 50 million conversion systems sold to date.
Landi Renzo has over 60 years of global experience providing millions of alternative fuel systems to over 50 countries.

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.

For more information about Landi Renzo, visit our website www.landiusa.com or call (310) 257-9481 to speak with a representative.

The recent drop in gasoline and diesel prices may have some fleet operators and consumers wondering: Why bother switching to natural gas?

Read More: NGT News – Next-Gen Transportation: Report: NGVs Still a Smart Buy Despite Declining Oil Prices.