Diesel Dual-Fuel Gains Foothold in Italy

| Italy, Serralunga di Crea

Ecomotive Solutions Conversion HD Diesel vehicle Euro6 Approval

Ecomotive Solutions is the first company in Italy to be certified according to EURO VI standards by the Ministero delle Infrastutture e dei Trasporti (Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport) for the transformation of heavy-duty vehicles from vehicles dual fuel. Thanks to its d-gid platform, Ecomotive Solutions is capable of fuelling a diesel engine simultaneously with a mixture of natural gas (CNG/LNG) and diesel, without compromising the engine’s performance.

The first vehicle to be approved for dual-fuel use on Italian roads is a DAF 510 FX FT belonging to the EcorNaturasì fleet, equipped with a 12902cc PACCAR MX13 375H1 engine and with a maximum power of 375kw. The Venetian company EcorNaturasì produces and distributes organic products throughout Italy.

Ecomotive Solutions, a Holdim Group company and international engine calibration specialist, is the first company in Italy to have obtained approval from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport for the conversion of heavy duty diesel vehicles (from 9676cc to 16128cc) to dual-fuel vehicles, in line with the EURO VI category.

This type-approval was developed for dual-fuel vehicles running on compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquified natural gas (LNG).

The d-gid platform developed by Ecomotive Solutions for converting diesel to dual fuel is capable of fuelling a diesel engine simultaneously with a mixture of gas (methane/biomethane stored in both compressed CNG form and liquid LNG form) and diesel. Application of the d-gid system does not in any way change the nature of the diesel engine, maintaining the initial performance and efficiency; moreover, in the absence of availability of gas, the system automatically returns to operate on 100% diesel.

This approval is designed to meet the growing interest of logistics fleets in efficient vehicles with reduced environmental impact, and continues the homologation process launched six years ago by the company.

(Source: Ecomotive Solutions)

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