The Quality of Life Community Investor Award recognizes businesses whose products, systems, methods and services contribute significantly to the improvement of the quality of life for the Torrance community. Moreover, the Award recognizes businesses that take the extra step and serve the community.
We are very proud to be acknowledged in the business community of Torrance.
This is to say thank you for everyone’s hard work and dedication. Well done, all!
Our New Ship-thru Option on F-450/550/650/750.
Landi Renzo USA is excited to announce our newest channel for customers to take delivery of a CNG vehicle utilizing Ford’s existing distribution network – Ship-thru for Natural Gas Trucks out of Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant (OHAP).
In collaboration with a Landi Renzo preferred ship-thru installer located in Avon Lake, OH, ordering a CNG equipped F450/550 or F650/750 Super Duty truck is a simple as selecting the ship-thru option on a dealer order form.
Torrance, Calif., February 27, 2017 – Landi Renzo USA today announced Paul Shaffer will join the organization as Executive Vice President of Business Development. He will oversee the sales, marketing, and service departments beginning on February 27, 2017.
Shaffer served as Vice President and Managing Director for Westport’s North American DOEM business. He oversaw the integration of Westport and BAF Technologies and most recently, managed the integration of two DOEM businesses – Westport Dallas and IMPCO Automotive. “With his deep expertise in the alternative fuel vehicle market, I am pleased to welcome Paul to the helm of our executive team,” said Andrea Landi, President and CEO of Landi Renzo USA. “As we push forward into new and exciting areas, Paul’s experience working with industry, government, and fleets will enable him to provide valuable leadership and growth to our company.”
Shaffer started his alternative fuel vehicle career in 1997 as an Air Force Captain, managing a program involving more than 800 vehicles deployed to 37 Air Force military bases. He later joined Bachman NGV, which became BAF Technologies, where he was instrumental in securing the first Ford QVM designation for CNG in 2010. He has overseen well over 20,000 AFV conversions, and was instrumental in the AT&T business that converted over 4,000 vehicles to CNG.
Shaffer holds a B.S. in Industrial Technology from Southern Illinois University.
Read the full announcement here.
NGVAmerica Applauds Collaborative Approach of New Study that Identifies Opportunities for Improving on Emission Benefits of NGVs
Washington, D.C. – NGVAmerica today commended the release of a new study by scientists from West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions (“CAFEE”). The study published online by Environmental Science & Technology was supported by the Environmental Defense Fund and numerous organizations from the natural gas industry, including a variety of NGVAmerica members.
“The natural gas vehicle industry has taken a proactive approach to reducing methane emissions and this study provides a valuable baseline from which to understand emissions from natural gas vehicles and fueling stations on a pump-to-wheels basis,” said NGVAmerica President Matthew Godlewski. “The findings confirm that many of the technologies being deployed on the latest generation of natural gas engines and refueling infrastructure are dramatically lowering emissions and continue to make natural gas the ‘greenest’ choice for fleets across North America.”
Today’s natural gas vehicles provide significant environmental benefits including the lowest emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter and other pollutants that directly affect public health. Additionally, the latest engines (which were not among those studied as part of this research) include closed-crankcase systems and other upgrades that optimize operation and increase efficiency. For these new spark-ignited natural gas engines, these changes have resulted in a more than 70 percent reduction in methane emissions compared to engines produced only a few years ago.
The study found that emissions from natural gas stations and refueling infrastructure contributed less than 20 percent of the methane emissions examined. New technologies and best practices at CNG and LNG stations with dispensers, compressors, boil off gas management systems for storage tanks, and other equipment are lowering these emissions even further and the study provides a solid baseline to demonstrate future improvements.
While the WVU study did not examine the increasing role of renewable natural gas (RNG), recent studies have found that RNG (captured from landfills, wastewater treatment and other sources) can reduce total greenhouse emissions by more than 80 percent. NGVAmerica estimates that 20 – 30 percent of all natural gas used for transportation is now low-carbon RNG. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, renewable natural gas accounts for the largest share of cellulosic biofuel currently sold in the U.S.
“NGVAmerica applauds the cooperative approach taken with this study and will incorporate its findings in the ongoing work of our Technology & Development Committee that is continuously evaluating further product enhancements and best practices,” said Godlewski.
CAFEE scientists collaborated on the study with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and a group of natural gas industry leaders including the American Gas Association, Chart Industries, Clean Energy, Cummins, Cummins Westport, International Council on Clean Transportation, PepsiCo, Shell, Volvo Group, Waste Management, and Westport Fuel Systems.
Access to the study press release can be found: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2017/01/05/new-study-examines-pump-to-wheels-methane-emissions-from-natural-gas-fueled-heavy-duty-transportation-sector
NGVAmerica is the national organization driving the use of natural gas as a clean, domestic, safe and abundant transportation fuel. The organization represents more than 200 companies, environmental groups, and government organizations interested in the promotion and use of more clean-burning natural gas in transportation. For more information, visit www.ngvamerica.org.
Landi Renzo USA, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), is pleased to announce the industry’s first natural gas EPA certification for the 2017MY Ford 6.8L V-10 Heavy Duty (HLDRE06.8B10) engine utilized in E-series trucks, including the E-450 Cutaway.
Landi Renzo has maintained both EPA & CARB certifications on the Ford 6.8L 2-valve V10 engine since 2014MY. The most recent 2017MY EPA certification makes it the industry’s first dedicated CNG application for the engine test group HLDRE06.8B10 under Ford’s gaseous fuel QVM program
Whether you have service body trucks canvasing the California landscape, 4-wheel drive pickups crawling through the Rocky Mountains, snow plows pushing through a Nor’easter cold front or an emergency response unit headed into a Southeastern tropical storm.
Whatever your application. We have a proven, reliable, clean vehicle solution for you.
With the arrival of Ford’s all new 2017 Super Duty Trucks, Landi Renzo is excited to announce that we are taking orders for both dedicated and bi-fuel variations of the Ford F-250/350 6.2L Super Duty Trucks.
Landi Renzo’s bench of CARB & EPA certified products – backed by their OEM factory warranty* – remains one of the industry’s largest and most reliable natural gas vehicle offerings in the market. Greening your fleet and achieving your company’s sustainability goals, has never been easier.
California NGV Coalition Member Profile: Landi Renzo Drives Lower Emissions in Lighter-Duty Vehicles
Andrea Landi, president of Landi Renzo USA, is a leader with a mission. Landi wants to make low-emission cars and small trucks the standard around the world, starting with the light- and medium-duty fleets of California.
“California is the reference in the auto sector for clean emissions. All the work we’re doing here to bring our natural gas expertise to lighter-duty vehicles will, we hope, work for markets around the world,” said Landi.
He believes the rest of the world is watching California, and his company’s engineers are focused on developing technologies to meet the state’s aggressive clean air goals.