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CNHi – Low Carbon Tractor (LoCT)

Circular economy in action on the farm

Through the project, CNHi have developed a new Gas Powered Tractor requiring engine adaptations, new fuelling system, new exhaust and after treatment technology and packaging of gas storage tanks to enable tractors to run on compressed natural gas. This technology utilises fugitive bio-methane production on farms, harnessing the energy of farm animal waste through bio-digestion. The Tractors were tested in real farm conditions and also through regulatory testing and validation processes. This APC project has supported  the creation of the CNHi global alternative fuel Engineering Centre of Excellence at the Basildon Manufacturing site.

Low carbon agriculture

Project Highlights

  • Development of low carbon tractor technology
  • Utilising fugitive bio-methane fuel to reduce CO2 emissions in agriculture
  • Developed the potential for creating Fugitive Bio-Methene on the Farm, from animal waste.
  • Ambition to revolutionise the farming industry
  • £18.2 million total project value, with £9.1 million funded through the APC

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