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University in Germany turns diesel tractor into NGV to stimulate use of biomethane

 

pondělí, 9. listopadu 2015

The German University of Rost ock has developed a tractor on natural gas in cooperation with manufacturer Deutz AG. Scientists of the university transformed the diesel engine the tractor comes equipped with into a natural gas engine by substituting the diesel injectors with sparkplugs and fitting a system to introduce gas into the cylinders. ‘The engine has passed all the tests’, says Sasche Prehn of the university of Rostock. The tractor can also run on biomethane.

 ‘The result is the same performance as the diesel engine but with less pollutants and reduced CO2 emissions’, says Sasche Prehn. Emissions of methane are practically zero, according to the university.

Deutz is not the only company working on a tractor that can run on natural gas. Manufacturer New Holland, a brand of CNH Industrial,  presented a prototype in 2013. The company took a second prototype of the tractor to a trade fair in Paris earlier this year. It said it’s still reviewing market potential before before taking a decision to take into production. In the meantime the tractor is being evaluated  at a farm in Turin, Italy.

The tractor that Univerity of Rostock developed with Deutz will also be tried in real life conditions on the campus of the Thuenen Institute for ecological agriculture. Both Deutz and New Holland – and other tractor manufacturers - see clear possibilities for extensive use of biomethane as an alternative fuel in agriculture. Many farmers are already familiar with biofuels and would  able to produce their own biomethane from renewable biomass generated by their activities.

http://www.ngvaeurope.eu/university-in-germany-turns-diesel-tractor-into-ngv-to-stimulate-use-of-biomethane
 
 
 
 
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