Bologna, Italy: New Holland Agriculture, a global agriculture machinery brand of CNH Industrial, has been awarded the title of ‘Sustainable Tractor of the Year 2022’ for its T6 Methane Power tractor, the world’s first production methane tractor, at the EIMA Agricultural Trade Show in Bologna, Italy. The award is determined by a jury of leading farm equipment journalists from Europe’s top agricultural publications.
New Holland Agriculture is now manufacturing series production units at the brand’s Basildon, UK tractor plant, with a growing number of units currently in operation. The T6 Methane Power tractor originated from New Holland Agriculture’s pioneering work on the use of alternative fuels through its Clean Energy Leader strategy. It marks a significant milestone on the journey to decarbonising agriculture.
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Using methane as a fuel creates a circular energy system wherein farmers produce fuel from waste products. New Holland Agriculture’s T6 Methane Power tractor is a key enabler for this circular process and demonstrates CNH Industrial’s longstanding commitment to sustainable farming.
The T6 Methane Power tractor provides valuable economic and practical advantages to biogas plant operators, farmers with access to the gas network, and governments looking to reduce their emissions footprint by expanding their fleets of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles.