Landi Renzo USA, a California-based company that develops alternative fuel solutions, has announced that it has developed a dual-fuel (diesel and natural gas) system for American heavy duty trucks. The dual-fuel system, which was developed through Landi Renzo’s in-house engineering and technical team, will be implemented in Detroit Diesel 12.7L engines.

Besides helping to displace the amount of diesel that the engines consume, the new dual-fuel system will help to reduce noise, decrease the amount of particulate matter and carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere, and reduce the amount of smoke produced by the vehicle.

More specifically, Landi Renzo states that the new system will result in:

  • Average fuel displacement up to 60%
  • Smoke reduction up to 50%
  • Noise reduction up to 40%
  • Particulate matter reduction up to 40%
  • Carbon dioxide reduction up to 14%

“As a world leader in alternative fuel systems, we are pleased to present the availability of this innovative technology. 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,” said Andrea Landi, President of Landi Renzo USA.

Dual Fuel CNG System

Landi Renzo USA, a California-based alternative fuels solutions company, has announced that it has developed a dual-fuel CNG system for heavy duty trucks, such as the one pictured above. The system will help to reduce particulate matter, carbon dioxide, and smoke emissions. Credit: Landi Renzo USA.

Nationwide, natural gas is available at over 1,200 stations and priced at up to $2.00/gallon less than diesel fuel. In the event that the natural gas tank runs out of fuel, the engine automatically reverts back to 100% diesel operation.

While this specific dual-fuel CNG system is new to the U.S. market, Landi Renzo has successfully deployed this technology globally on applications that include Fiat, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Ford, Hyundai, and Renault diesel engines.

Landi Renzo is in the process of applying for approval from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The products are expected to be available to the U.S. market by the end of 2013.

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