Ecomotive Solutions, a company of the Holdim Group, recently presented the results of a road test of its d-gid dual fuel electronic platform applied to a Stralis 450 Euro 5, fuelled with methane and diesel. The tests, conducted as part of a project sponsored by the Brescia Industrial Association, the CSEAB consortium and the FAI of Brescia, with the participation of the University of Brescia and ENEA, had the objective of showing the effectiveness of the technology in a real-life working situation on the road.
The road test, conducted on the vehicle made available by Bresciana Ghidini Rok, after 12,500 Km (75% on motorways and 25% on trunk and mountain roads) recorded an average saving in diesel of over 44%, corresponding to a reduction of approx. 18.8% in fuel costs.
Participation in the project of the University of Brescia allowed the risk analysis of an LNG liquid methane/diesel dual fuel system to be carried out, demonstrating its intrinsic safety, while ENEA carried out research on the use of the methane-diesel mixture for professional road transport, aimed at demonstrating the environmental benefit of this retrofit solution, if applied on a large scale at the national level.
It should be noted that the d-gid (diesel -gas dynamic injection) dual fuel platform developed by Ecomotive Solutions is capable of fuelling a diesel engine simultaneously with a mixture of gas (Methane, LNG, LPG, Biomethane, Syngas, Hydromethane, etc.) 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 with 100% diesel.
Source: Ecomotive Solutions.