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

About NGVAmerica
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

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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.

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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.

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Source: SoCalGas Presents Landi Renzo with Clean Transportation Leadership Award

During Thursday’s ACT Expo in Long Beach, CA, Southern California Gas Co. presented Landi Renzo USA with their Clean Transportation Award.

The award, presented to Landi Renzo USA President Andrea Landi from SoCalGas CEO Dennis Arriola, recognizes Landi Renzo for their continued market leadership in recognizing and adopting economical and operational benefits of natural gas as a fuel for vehicles.

 

Landi Renzo USA would like to thank SoCalGas for this very special recognition. We look forward to a continued partnership and commitment to developing technology that utilizes the positive environmental benefits of natural gas as a vehicle fuel and further deployment of natural gas vehicles within their fleet.

 

F-650/750 Natural Gas   F59 CNG

Landi Renzo USA, a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), is pleased to announce natural gas EPA certification for the 2016MY Ford 6.8L V-10 Heavy Duty engine utilized in F-series trucks, including the F-650/750 and F-53/59 stripped chassis.

Landi Renzo has maintained both EPA & CARB certifications on the Ford 6.8L 3-valve V10 engine since 2012MY. The most recent 2016MY EPA certification makes it the industry’s first dedicated CNG application for the engine test group GFMXE06.8BW6 under Ford’s gaseous fuel QVM program.

With this significant achievement in hand, Landi Renzo anticipates a similar announcement in the coming weeks as it relates to successful pursuit of the highly coveted CARB certification for the same engine family.

Continuing with a tradition of quality products available from Landi Renzo, our 6.8L V-10 Heavy Duty 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’s and certified installation network.

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.

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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.